Backup Failure Error:Ora-12703: This Character Set Conversion Is Not Supported. (Doc ID 797039.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 28, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 25-Apr-2012***

Symptoms

Database backup using rman and Data Protector fails with:

RMAN-00601: fatal error in recovery manager
RMAN-03004: fatal error during execution of command
RMAN-00600: internal error, arguments [10000] [1] [dev_0] [] []
RMAN-03009: failure of allocate command on dev_0 channel at 03/16/2009 03:42:53
ORA-12703: this character set conversion is not supported

Changes

In this case, DataProtector was upgraded to 6.0

Cause

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