RE: rman errors

From: Tanel Poder <>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 14:51:15 +0200
Message-ID: <F3C095F3F8784FC296075346C1E8C82E_at_porgand>

Hi Brian,

Every parameter has an internal constant number associated with it. These numbers may change between releases/patchsets as new parameters are added (and some removed).

The Oracle binary patching works roughly like this on Unix:

  1. replace the Oracle kernel module files (.o or .so files) in libserver.a with new versions
  2. relink Oracle and tools (relink takes the module files from libserver.a and links them to oracle binary)

So I suspect something failed either in step 1 or 2.

You can start with relinking Oracle binary and all the tools (rman too).

If it still doesn't work, then compare the contents of libserver.a's on both installations.

Btw, are you running RMAN from the patched Oracle home and not the old one, right?

Tanel Poder


> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of Zelli, Brian
> Sent: 28 February 2009 13:46
> To: Oracle-L Group
> Subject: rman errors
> I upgraded yesterday from to and now I get
> this error when running rman:
> RMAN-10002: ORACLE error: ORA-00096: invalid value SIGNATURE
> for parameter remote_dependencies_mode, must be from among
>,,, ,,,
>,, 10.1.0,, 9.2.0, 9.0.1, 9.0.0,
> 8.1.7, 8.1.6, 8.1.5, 8.1.4, 8.1.3, 8.1.0
> I set the init parameter remote_dependencies_mode=SIGNATURE
> and that still failed with the same error.
> I set it back to TIMEZONE which is the default and that
> doesn't work.Docs say it's one or the other.
> What am I missing?
> Funny thing is I upgrade another instance earlier in the week
> that was exactly the same and I am not having this problem.
> ciao,
> Brian
Received on Sat Feb 28 2009 - 06:51:15 CST

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