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RE: RMAN register database pblm.

From: Johnson, George <GJohnson_at_GAM.COM>
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2004 11:11:13 -0000
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        Have you tried "reset database" command?

        Have you tried to unregister the db? ( exec dbms_rcvcat.unregisterdatabase(x,y) )

        If that fails, you may need to reset the DBID in the the target database. Pre-9i I believe that was only possible using the dbms call method to reset the DBID to zero, recreate controlfiles, then you get a new DBID. This is extremely dangerous and should only be attempted when you have completely cold backup of the target DB, if you mess it up the DB is toasted! I have managed to reset my DBID to 0 with the database open and then spent 22 hours learning a valuable lesson! Finally with a new DBID, try re-registering with RMAN.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Rogers [] Sent: 03 Dec 2004 20:54
To:; Subject: RE: RMAN register database pblm.

 Tried that already. that is the first step after creating the catalog. It also throws the same errors. Ron

>>> David Wagoner <> 12/03/2004 3:50:21 PM


Have you tried this:

UNIX> rman
RMAN> connect target /
RMAN> connect rcvcat rman/rman_at_rman
RMAN> register database

This is what you do when all is working well. You of course need to add the new rman server to your target DB server's tnsnames file, etc.

Best regards,

David B. Wagoner
Database Administrator


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