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While using RMAN XTTS Incremental getting ORA-19563: Cross-platform Datafile Header Validation Failed during RMAN endian conversion (Doc ID 2714696.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 15, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Stack - Version 12.1.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When importing target database objects using note "Transportable Tablespaces to Migrate Oracle EBS Release 12.0 or 12.1 Using Oracle Database 12.1.0 (Doc ID 1945814.1)", the following error occurs:

channel ORA_DISK_30: SID=632 instance=prod device type=DISK
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-03002: failure of conversion at target command at <date>
ORA-19563: cross-platform datafile header validation failed for file +DATA/PROD/apps_ts_archive_11.dbf
Recovery Manager complete.

The goal is to use XTTS Incremental to migrate the platform for an Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) database.

The error occurs when executing the following steps from Doc ID 1945814.1:

Section 4: Import target database objects
2. Convert endian format of the data files
rman target / @aurman.dat

[The same error can also happen with any EBS release XTTS process when the DBA decides to use the RMAN XTTS incremental process]


The EBS XTTS Note 1945814.1 referred to the RMAN XTTS Incremental solution:
12C - Reduce Transportable Tablespace Downtime using Cross Platform Incremental Backup (Doc ID 2005729.1)

Note 2005729.1 instructed to:
a) Backup the tablespaces datafiles from the source database server
b) Transfer the datafiles over to the target database server
c) Restore the datafiles either in target hardware ASM or filesystem

After which the EBS XTTS process was followed again but RMAN endian conversion later failed when running in EBS XTTS Note 1945814.1
Section 4: Import target database objects
2. Convert endian format of the data files (conditional)


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