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Re: RMAN fails because of corrupt block in seemingly free space in SYSTEM

From: Riyaj Shamsudeen <>
Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2007 09:28:26 -0600
Message-ID: <>


    Block is corrupt and filled with nonsense. I don't know what will fill the block like this, may be somebody in list might be of help. It looks like some sort of initialization to me.   

    But, to fix the corruption, try resize the file. If that doesn't work, transportable tablespace is another viable option. ..

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Riyaj Shamsudeen

Uldis Pavuls wrote:
> Sorry, it seems in previous versions the mail didn't passed the
> antivirus checks for the zipped trace. I'll try to make it gz instead
> and will see.
> Begging pardon and thanks in advance,
> Uldis
> -------------------
> Riyai,
> yes, my associate, who helped to install OS and Oracle on-site,
> confirmed that the fix was installed. I attached the zipped dump. (hope
> it's all ok with list rules; just got it and I'm in hurry a bit, so I
> have no time to check the rules; begging pardon if it's wrong ). There
> are several suspicious moments in the history of the instance.
> First, it was made by cloning from the test instance, altogether, AFAIK,
> it wasn't tested by dbv -neither before nor after delivery. Good place
> for an accident, isn't it?
> Then there was an overflow of the storage for archived logs.
> And the last accident was, as i read in the alert-log, the adventure
> with resizing of the undo tablespace - a mistake occured, what resulted
> in dropping and recreating it in not exactly legal way.
> TIA,
> Uldis
> P.S. The message was thrown back by one of our mail server because of
> the attachement; i'm trying to send it again via another; hope it'd be
> delivered this time :)
> P.S. Sorry for sending the first version w/o subject; I tried to recall
> that mail, though I do not know if it'd succeed. Begging pardon!
> Uldis Pavuls
> DBA, TietoEnator
> 41 Lacplesa Str., Riga, Latvia, LV 1011
> phone +371 7 286 660, fax +371 7 771 313
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of Riyaj Shamsudeen
> Sent: trešdiena, 2007. gada 3. janvārī 21:33
> To: Bobak, Mark
> Cc: Pavuls Uldis;;
> Subject: Re: RMAN fails because of corrupt block in seemingly free space
> Uldis
> Can you please dump those 10 blocks and confirm those blocks are
> indeed corrupted ? Not falsely reported as corrupt by rman ? I am not
> pre-judging rman, but just wanted to be sure.
> If all these 10 blocks are corrupted, then I wouldn't think that
> skgfrsiz issue (as Robert Freeman pointed ) would have caused this
> corruption. From the bug reports, it looks like only the last block will
> be corrupted. Further, as per your posting, this block is at 512M of
> 2000M.
> Can you check with sysadmin to see what is so special about this
> 512M boundary ? May be AIX has some kind of extent or partition
> management ? That would give out some clues.
> Also, do you use concurrent IO in AIX ? If yes, do you have fix for
> APAR IY70031 installed ?
> Refer:
> If there are no blocks after the 512M boundary, then you could
> potentially resize down and resize it back. That should remove this
> corruption.
> If not, you could use transportable tablespace method. Still, it's
> probably better to open a case with Oracle support and IBM, at this
> point, so that you could avoid this problem in future.
> Thanks
> Riyaj Shamsudeen

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