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MariusD
Level 6
15 years ago

"the backup failed to back up the requested files(6)" for Oracle DB

A automatic full backup for a Oracle DB end with "the backup failed to back up the requested files(6)". When I try a manual backup ....then works.
Does anyone have any idea what is to do?

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Marius Demeter
  • Ask the Oracle DBA to send you the RMAN log. He/she should know where the script and logs/output files are stored.  The failure was on the client - all troubleshooting needs to take place there. Impossible to troubleshoot if you cannot access logs on the client.

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  • specifically, please review the log output from the oracle backup job.
    NetBackup passes control to RMAN during the backup, all the error 6 means is that RMAN indicated something happened, only the RMAN logs can tell you exactly what occurred.
  • How is called RMAN logs? and where are they? (The Oracle DB client is a customer server and I haven't access) 

    Thanks.
  • the actual script resides, and is usually named <rman_script_name>.out

    It is essentially the name of your backup script with a .out extension.
  • read through your RMAN script - there is a variable or log value - that is your log path.
    My DBA create a log directory under the RMAN script one, and put the files in log/policy.date.time

    good luck!


    You can almost always simply google the RMAN error, I have always been able to find out the root cause on the www
  • Ask the Oracle DBA to send you the RMAN log. He/she should know where the script and logs/output files are stored.  The failure was on the client - all troubleshooting needs to take place there. Impossible to troubleshoot if you cannot access logs on the client.