Oracle RAC backup

Last post 01-06-2011, 4:47 PM by efg. 5 replies.
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  • Oracle RAC backup
    Posted: 01-06-2011, 1:51 PM

    I know this is a bit of an Oracle question but perhaps someone here already is backing up an Oracle RAC with commvault and knows the answer :)

    I have configured a RAC in Simpana 8 with two instances and although the backup starts and gets to about 57% I cant get it to finish properly.

    This is what is in the rman log (there is more normal logging but this is the only error I see) :

    Rman Log:[
    Recovery Manager: Release - Production on Thu Jan 6 18:25:23 2011
    Copyright (c) 1982, 2007, Oracle.  All rights reserved.
    RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
    RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============
    RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
    RMAN-04004: error from recovery catalog database: ORA-28009: connection as SYS should be as SYSDBA or SYSOPER


    Anyone any idea's ?

  • Re: Oracle RAC backup
    Posted: 01-06-2011, 2:47 PM

    Good afternoon,

    Can you uncheck RMAN catalog and resume the backup to see if it runs fine?



  • Re: Oracle RAC backup
    Posted: 01-06-2011, 2:54 PM


    Please verify the "Use Catalog Connect:" string you are using for the RMAN
    Catalog and make sure you are using the correct login, password, catalog name.

    As a test try unchecking that "Use Catalog Connect" box, then run a backup.
    If that is successful, then your login or password or catalog name is incorrect.


  • Re: Oracle RAC backup
    Posted: 01-06-2011, 3:33 PM

    Yup, then it runs fine

    What does that mean ? :) (I am feeling a "wrong user" or "insufficient rights" answer coming up hehe)

    Thanks, Stefan.

  • Re: Oracle RAC backup
    Posted: 01-06-2011, 4:03 PM


    You're absolutely correct.  It is either an issue with a wrong user or insufficient rights.




  • Re: Oracle RAC backup
    Posted: 01-06-2011, 4:47 PM
    • efg is not online. Last active: 05-28-2020, 3:42 PM efg
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    Please check the configuration in the Commserver for this database.   Typically when a database backup is configured to use a recovery catalog, the sys account is not used for the recovery catalog user.  This is because the sys account is typically "sysdba".  Please check with your DBA to see if the RMAN user in the catalog was given sysdba privileges.

    Usually the recovery catalog owner only needs the following grants: resource, dba, & recovery_catalog_owner. 


    For more details on this please check the oracle documentation (Specifically the Recovery Managers Users Guide) for more details.


    If you do not have a catalog configured in your enviroment then I would highly recommend enabling the "Auto-Backup" option in the instance properties in the CommCell Browser for this database.  That will make DR recovery of this database possible without having a recovery catalog.

    Ernst F. Graeler
    Senior Engineer III
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