Hi Ram, I'm sure someone can help. First, what is the "regular script" that you're using? Can you post it? Second, what "problems with the services" are you referring to, exactly? Specific error with error number would be helpful here. We need to know what you're doing and exactly what problem you're running into, in order to help. -Mark From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ram K Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2010 1:45 PM To: oracle-l Subject: RMAN backup of noarchivelog DB Does anyone have script to perform backup of a Db in noarchivelog mode in a 10.2 RAC environment. I tried using the regular script which shuts down the DB and then puts the DB in mount mode to do backup. But I get problems with services in the DB and not able to connect when the DB comes up in mount mode. I tried using "shutdown immediate; startup mount; backup" method in rman. That did not work. I tried stopping the DB and then starting it in mount mode using srvctl, that did not work either. This is a two node DB with one instance disabled, so we work out of one instance. The services are configured to automatically come up when the instance comes up using StartSRVonUp.pl. -- Thanks, Ram.