RE: Nagging RMAN error

Can you touch a file of that name to create one?
It seems to suggest a problem creating the file 

Sorry to be so obvious

oerr ora 19504
19504, 00000, "failed to create file \"%s\""
// *Cause:  call to create file returned an error
// *Action: check additional messages, check access permissions

John

-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Fred Smith
Sent: 15 September 2005 16:25
To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Nagging RMAN error

Hello,
  I setup a simple RMAN solution to backup a local database. It writes
to a 
disk channel, not tape. So I am easily able to verify that something is 
written each time.  It backs up the database files without error, but
I'm 
constantly getting an error when it attempts to backup the controlfile.

Oddly enough, after it tries to backup the controlfile, the date/time
stamp 
changes in the disk channel for the controlfile, but at the RMAN console
I 
ALWAYS get the same error message group:

Starting Control File Autobackup at 14-SEP-05
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-03009: failure of Control File Autobackup command on ORA_DISK_1
channel at 09/14/2005 16:33:56
ORA-19504: failed to create file
"/xfer/rman_backups/bell1_nic/control_files/controlfile_NICxxxxx_c-53732
8752-20050914-01_20050914.ctl"
ORA-27037: unable to obtain file status
SVR4 Error: 20: Not a directory
Additional information: 4


Does anyone know why I keep getting this? As I said "something" is
happening 
in the disk channel, the timestamp on the file is changing.

Thank you!


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