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November 2nd, 2011 by TheBonsai

Hi there,

I was analyzing some unexpected RMAN termination, a RMAN-10038/RMAN-03009 combo:

RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-03009: Fehler bei REFAF Befehl in c13 Kanal auf 10/31/2011 08:21:50
RMAN-10038: Datenbank-Session für Kanal c13 unerwartet beendet

Nothing, not even an RMAN tracing was able to reveal more hints. The trace just told it in other words. No underlying ORA/TNS error or similar.

It finally turned out it were some parameters recently added to sqlnet.ora, I set SQLNET.RECV_TIMEOUT and SQLNET.SEND_TIMEOUT and the beast silently dropped RMAN channels that were idle for a while. The next command in this channel blew up the whole RUN block of the backup script.

I removed the parameters and it works again.

Be careful with your sqlnet.ora :-)


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