It turns out the problem was due to incorrect permissions on the backup files. Once I corrected them, everything was fine.
I must say, that was not the first thing that came to mind when I saw the error message :-).
creating datafile file number=1 name=+DATA/rac21d/datafile/system. 259.682280555
RMAN-00571: =========================================================== RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS =============== RMAN-00571: =========================================================== RMAN-03002: failure of restore command at 08/18/2009 03:20:17 ORA-01180: can not create datafile 1 ORA-01110: data file 1: '+DATA/rac21d/datafile/system.259.682280555'How hard would it have been to have a message like 'No backup files found' or something like that?
Thanks to all for your help. Steve On 19/08/2009, at 5:51 AM, Steve Baldwin wrote:
Thanks Robert. The directory doesn't exist. I didn't think it needed to as it would create directories as required. It certainly did that when it restored the control file.(System B) [oracle@lwdbc21 ~]$ asmcmd ASMCMD> ls DATA/ FRA/ ASMCMD> ls data RAC21D/ ASMCMD> ls data/rac21d CONTROLFILE/ ASMCMD> ls data/rac21d/controlfile current.256.695186369Strangely, rman says it restored the spfile but there is no spfile in ASM. From system A ...[oracle@msdbc21 ~]$ asmcmd ASMCMD> ls data RAC21D/ ASMCMD> ls data/rac21d CONTROLFILE/ DATAFILE/ ONLINELOG/ PARAMETERFILE/ TEMPFILE/ spfilerac21d.ora Not sure if that is significant. Thanks again, Steve
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