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RMAN-03002 and ORA-01403 when Synchronizing Standby Database

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Problem Details

Problem Statement

RMAN error when running Synchronise Standby Database.

Applicable Error Code

RMAN-03002 and ORA-01403

Affected Versions

All Standby Version / Database Version 11.2.0.1

Affected Platforms

Noticed in Unix Platforms

 
Description

The primary database Oracle version 11.2.0.1 is ASM, the standby is non ASM, no ASM instance running on the standby server.

When synchronizing standby database, Dbvisit fails at restoring the standby control file with:

20131217 17:26:42 main::cmn_cat-> RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
20131217 17:26:42 main::cmn_cat-> RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============
20131217 17:26:42 main::cmn_cat-> RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
20131217 17:26:42 main::cmn_cat-> RMAN-03002: failure of switch command at 12/17/2013 17:26:42
20131217 17:26:42 main::cmn_cat-> ORA-03113: end-of-file on communication channel
20131217 17:26:42 main::cmn_cat-> ORA-01403: no data found
20131217 17:26:42 main::cmn_cat-> ORA-01403: no data found

Trace file reveals the error occurred when renaming a temp file in the standby control file using RMAN:

RMAN>run {
>set newname for tempfile 1 to NEW;
>switch tempfile 1;
}

An error in the standby alert log:

ERROR: slave communication error with ASM; terminating process 661

The same error may occur when restoring datafiles, and when running Create Standby Database.

Solution

The problem is caused by an Oracle bug that was fixed in 11.2.0.2. Upgrade or apply Patch 9530594.

Anna MacNaughtan December 18, 2013 17:46

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