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Frequent Oracle Errors

TNS:could not resolve the connect identifier specified
Backtrace message unwound by exceptions
invalid identifier
PL/SQL compilation error
internal error
missing expression
table or view does not exist
end-of-file on communication channel
TNS:listener unknown in connect descriptor
insufficient privileges
PL/SQL: numeric or value error string
TNS:protocol adapter error
ORACLE not available
target host or object does not exist
invalid number
unable to allocate string bytes of shared memory
resource busy and acquire with NOWAIT specified
error occurred at recursive SQL level string
ORACLE initialization or shutdown in progress
archiver error. Connect internal only, until freed
snapshot too old
unable to extend temp segment by string in tablespace
Credential retrieval failed
missing or invalid option
invalid username/password; logon denied
unable to create INITIAL extent for segment
out of process memory when trying to allocate string bytes
shared memory realm does not exist
cannot insert NULL
TNS:unable to connect to destination
remote database not found ora-02019
exception encountered: core dump
inconsistent datatypes
no data found
TNS:operation timed out
PL/SQL: could not find program
existing state of packages has been discarded
maximum number of processes exceeded
error signaled in parallel query server
ORACLE instance terminated. Disconnection forced
TNS:packet writer failure
see ORA-12699
missing right parenthesis
name is already used by an existing object
cannot identify/lock data file
invalid file operation
quoted string not properly terminated

RMAN Recovery

Rick Weiss


I finally get the chance to recover from a failure and it turns out to be the worst kind - DW (NOARCHIVELOG)
10.2 on RedHat
I am using Robert's excellent RMAN book (which was delivered to me from Amazon only a week ago), but my RMAN isn't cooperating. I have good backups from a while back and have done these steps:
- Flushed the data files
- restored my control files
- startup mount; on the database
When I try to restore the database from disk backup, RMAN does this:
Recovery Manager: Release - Production on Thu May 3 12:28:52 2007
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RMAN> connect target /;
connected to target database: EDWPRD01 (DBID=2782310113, not open)
RMAN> allocate channel for maintenance device type disk;
using target database control file instead of recovery catalog
allocated channel: ORA_MAINT_DISK_1
channel ORA_MAINT_DISK_1: sid=409 devtype=DISK
RMAN> restore database;
Starting restore at 03-MAY-07
allocated channel: ORA_DISK_1
channel ORA_DISK_1: sid=408 devtype=DISK
released channel: ORA_DISK_1
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-03002: failure of restore command at 05/03/2007 12:29:55
ORA-19554: error allocating device, device type: SBT_TAPE, device name:
ORA-27211: Failed to load Media Management Library
I am going to continue RTFM'ing, but was wondering if anyone has seen this or know where I am missing the boat.
Rick Weiss
Oracle Database Administrator
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