Re: Oct. PSU / RMAN Error

  • From: Mladen Gogala <gogala.mladen@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2018 20:59:33 -0500

Hi Scott,

You can use a script to delete obsolete backup to disk. The script would look like this:

[oracle@ora122 ~]$ rman target /

Recovery Manager: Release - Production on Tue Dec 4 20:51:23 2018

Copyright (c) 1982, 2017, Oracle and/or its affiliates.  All rights reserved.

connected to target database: O122 (DBID=1534876540)

RMAN> delete obsolete device type disk;

using target database control file instead of recovery catalog
RMAN retention policy will be applied to the command
RMAN retention policy is set to redundancy 1
allocated channel: ORA_DISK_1
channel ORA_DISK_1: SID=330 device type=DISK
no obsolete backups found


Of course, that applies if you have disk backup. You can find out about that by listing backups like this:

RMAN> list backup of database summary device type disk;

specification does not match any backup in the repository


This actually an Oracle problem, caused by applying July 2018 PSU. Also, you can save your disk backups by using something like this

connect  target /

run {

allocate channel t1 device type sbt parms="SBT_LIBRARY=/opt/commvault/Base/,BLKSIZE=1048576";

backup backupset all;


That will find all existing backup sets on disk and save them to tape.


On 11/28/18 7:51 AM, Scott Canaan wrote:

Unfortunately, we can’t use the workaround as the backups are run through CommVault, which generates the RMAN script.  We can’t change that.

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*From:*Arun Chugh [mailto:arun.chugh1610@xxxxxxxxx]
*Sent:* Tuesday, November 27, 2018 11:43 PM
*To:* Scott Canaan
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*Subject:* Re: Oct. PSU / RMAN Error

Also encountered the same issue after applying july, 18 patch on both oracle 11g and 12c,  so then while searching for the error then got to know it is a bug hit as well as oracle provided the workaround for the same.

We have implemented the workaround 2 month back and it is working fine for us.


Remove the delete command from the run block.

Outside the run block,  mention the below command followed by delete one-

Allocate maintenance channel for device type disk / tape;

Delete noprompt archivelog until backup 2 times;

On Wed, Nov 28, 2018, 02:59 Scott Canaan <srcdco@xxxxxxx <mailto:srcdco@xxxxxxx> wrote:

    I just installed the Oct. PSU in my Oracle Oracle Home. 
    The next RMAN hot backup failed with the same issue that occurred
    with the July PSU, which we backed out and didn’t apply.  There
    was supposed to be a fix for this, which I assumed would be
    included with the Oct. PSU.

    Because of this issue, we didn’t apply the July PSU, but our
    internal security office is insisting we have to apply this one. 
    If we do, we won’t be able to back up any of our production
    databases, as they are all hot backups.

    I have opened an SR with Oracle, but was wondering if anyone else
    has run into this issue and, if so, did you get a patch from
    Oracle to fix it?  I’ve been looking for a patch online and on
    Oracle’s site all afternoon, with no success.

    The error is:

    released channel: ch1
    RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS
    RMAN-03002: failure of delete command at 11/27/2018 09:38:40
    RMAN-06091: no channel allocated for maintenance (of an
    appropriate type)

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    */Sr Database Administrator
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    Finance & Administration

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