RE: Strange RMAN issue

From: Robertson Lee - lerobe <>
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 17:43:23 -0000
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Problem solved.  

As part of the wrapper scripts we use a .ini file and that was pointing to one of the other TEST DBs'  



From: Robertson Lee - lerobe
Sent: 10 March 2009 17:41
To: oracle-l
Subject: Strange RMAN issue


Running AIX 6  

Just switched my test DB into ARCHIVELOG mode and when I attempted to backup the db to tape via rman it is complaining as follows.  

RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-03009: failure of backup command on c2 channel at 03/10/2009 13:38:13
ORA-19602: cannot backup or copy active file in NOARCHIVELOG mode  

However, a quick command in sqlplus shows the following....  

SQL> archive log list;

Database log mode              Archive Mode
Automatic archival             Enabled
Archive destination            /u01/backup
Oldest online log sequence     121
Next log sequence to archive   123
Current log sequence           123

SQL> select log_mode from v$database;  


ARCHIVELOG   I am confused as I have done this numerous times on other DB's and never seen this behaviour ?? Also, I have log switched a few times and my archive logs are being written to the arch area as expected.  

Any ideas would be appreciated as I cannot find a thing on google or Metalink.  



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