Rick, We need to see the results of "show all;" from RMAN. My guess is that your recovery catalog thinks the backups are to tape, but your configuration shows disk. rr ________________________________ From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Rick Weiss Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2007 12:41 PM To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: RMAN Recovery I finally get the chance to recover from a failure and it turns out to be the worst kind - DW (NOARCHIVELOG) 10.2 on RedHat I am using Robert's excellent RMAN book (which was delivered to me from Amazon only a week ago), but my RMAN isn't cooperating. I have good backups from a while back and have done these steps: - Flushed the data files - restored my control files - startup mount; on the database When I try to restore the database from disk backup, RMAN does this: Recovery Manager: Release 10.2.0.1.0 - Production on Thu May 3 12:28:52 2007 Copyright (c) 1982, 2005, Oracle. All rights reserved. RMAN> connect target /; connected to target database: EDWPRD01 (DBID=2782310113, not open) RMAN> allocate channel for maintenance device type disk; using target database control file instead of recovery catalog allocated channel: ORA_MAINT_DISK_1 channel ORA_MAINT_DISK_1: sid=409 devtype=DISK RMAN> restore database; Starting restore at 03-MAY-07 allocated channel: ORA_DISK_1 channel ORA_DISK_1: sid=408 devtype=DISK released channel: ORA_DISK_1 RMAN-00571: =========================================================== RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS =============== RMAN-00571: =========================================================== RMAN-03002: failure of restore command at 05/03/2007 12:29:55 ORA-19554: error allocating device, device type: SBT_TAPE, device name: ORA-27211: Failed to load Media Management Library RMAN> I am going to continue RTFM'ing, but was wondering if anyone has seen this or know where I am missing the boat. Thanks Rick Weiss Oracle Database Administrator Student Assistance Foundation P.O.Box 203101 2500 Broadway Helena, MT 59620-3101 rweiss@xxxxxxxxx (406) 495-7356 This electronic message transmission is a PRIVATE communication which contains information which may be confidential or privileged. The information is intended to be for the use of the individual or entity named above. If you are not the intended recipient, please be aware that any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of the contents of this information is prohibited. Please notify the sender of the delivery error by replying to this message, or notify us by telephone (877-633-2436, ext. 0), and then delete it from your system.