RE: rman completes with failure

From: Sheehan, Jeremy <>
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2012 08:51:15 -0400
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I'll have to check on that to see if there is a firewall between the 2 servers. Most likely because they're in different physical locations.

The strange thing about this is that it's a 100GB db, but I have a 3TB db that has no problems. It is on AIX and the one with the problem is on Win 2003.


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From: Fuad Arshad [] Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2012 5:20 PM
To: Sheehan, Jeremy; oracle-l
Subject: Re: rman completes with failure

Jeremy ,
what is the size of this db in compared to other databases. is there a firewall in between.
I have seen this in my environment and it has been due to firewall timeout values closing the connection on the firewall before the backup finishes. Backup is actually successfuly and an rman resync catalog will get the info but the connection to rman catalog and target db is dropped

RMAN Failed With RMAN-06004 ORA-03135 ORA-03114 [ID 729811.1]

  • Original Message ---- From: "Sheehan, Jeremy" <> To: oracle-l <> Sent: Tue, April 3, 2012 12:39:23 PM Subject: rman completes with failure


I've got a DB, on Windows 2003 R2 64-bit that when running the db backup fails at the very end.

RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-06004: ORACLE error from recovery catalog database: ORA-12571: TNS:packet writer failure
ORACLE error from recovery catalog database: ORA-03114: not connected to ORACLE

The backup is showing as complete (if I query rman catalog), but this still a problem that I'd like to get fixed.

The catalog is on AIX 6.1.4. As far as I know, this is the only database with this problem (with at least 80+ databases connecting to this catalog). I ran with debug mode on if that helps to see the log there. I've checked listener log on both sides, udump, bdump, cdump directories, adr homes, etc... Nothing is sticking out as a problem.

Has anyone seen a problem like this before? I've submitted a ticket with Oracle, but so far they've been less than helpful and I'm getting antsy to get this problem fixed.

Thanks in advance!


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