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RMAN Failure

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simon peter wickham_1
Occasional Contributor

RMAN Failure

I have just set RMAN and up on our enviroment and all works fine when I do a backup to disk

Example Test :-
RMAN> run {
2> allocate channel LOCAL_DISK type disk format '/tmp/backup_ctrl.bak';
3> backup current controlfile; }

The problem is when using the backup software CommVault I get the following error can anyone advise me.

Error Message :-
connected to recovery catalog database

RMAN> 2> 3> 4> 5> 6> 7>
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-03009: failure of allocate command on ch1 channel at 09/02/2004 10:57:21
ORA-19554: error allocating device, device type: SBT_TAPE, device name:
ORA-27000: skgfqsbi: failed to initialize storage subsystem (SBT) layer
SVR4 Error: 2147446113: Unknown error
Additional information: -1
ORA-19511: Error received from media manager layer, error text:
Unknown SBT error code = -1, errno = 2147446113


Recovery Manager complete.

Recovery Manager complete.


Slawomir Gora
Honored Contributor

Re: RMAN Failure


do you want to do backup to disk or tape ?

You test script is performing backup to disk
but you second script to tape device - is this correct ?

If you want to backup database to tape you have to integrate CommVault software with oracle.
You must have correct in ORACLE_HOME/lib directory ?
simon peter wickham_1
Occasional Contributor

Re: RMAN Failure


Thanks for touching on this I should have stated to prove that RMAN worked I did the test to tape, but the failure notice is when I try to backup to tape.

Honored Contributor

Re: RMAN Failure

hi simon,

RMAN on it's own will only backup to disk. If you want to backup directly to tape, you will need a media manager installed and configured.

see also:

if you need any further help, please let us know.

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