Nagaraj, Hate to ask a stupid question but what does the following query running on the production database show: Also run the same query on the QC database. Select file_name from dba_data_files; tom ________________________________ From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Nagaraj S Sent: Friday, January 02, 2009 7:25 AM To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Rman Backup Issue Hi Gurus... Good Morning. I need help on the below issue. I did an refresh of production data to QC database. Once the refresh gets completed i can notice Production RMAN backup using QC datafile system when it gets backued up From the PRODUCTION RMAN log below are the information ----------------------------------------- connected to target database: GCKP (DBID=20152227) connected to recovery catalog database allocated channel: tape1 channel tape1: sid=1257 devtype=SBT_TAPE channel tape1: VERITAS NetBackup for Oracle - Release 5.1 (2006110403) sent command to channel: tape1 allocated channel: tape2 channel tape2: sid=2689 devtype=SBT_TAPE channel tape2: VERITAS NetBackup for Oracle - Release 5.1 (2006110403) sent command to channel: tape2 Starting backup at 31-DEC-08 channel tape1: starting incremental level 0 datafile backupset channel tape1: specifying datafile(s) in backupset input datafile fno=00068 name=/DATA/QC/ORACLE/datafiles/data13/we_data00.dbf input datafile fno=00101 name=/DATA/QC/ORACLE/datafiles/data09/st_data00.dbf input datafile fno=00093 name=/DATA/QC/ORACLE/datafiles/indexes04/undo03.dbf But /DATA/QC/ORACLE/datafiles/data13/ filesystem were present on QC Server not on production server. Please guide me if am wrong any were.