Are you in an MTS setup? If so your service names are again dedicated or MTS. If they are of MTS change them to dedicated by modifying the tnsnames.ora. add the following after (service= ...)(SRVR=DEDICATED). From the error, what I could see is that the problem could mostly on the file permissions on the directory. Give me some time to check into things...
O'k I will try to explain you what the problem is:
1) you have 2 machines (M1,M2)
2) M1 has DB, M2 has Rec. Cat.;
3) M1 has HDs(C);
4) M2 has drives (C,D,H);
5) M2 has only ONE HD, why are you trying to save your backup on D drive ? NO DRIVE D on M1! DB doesn't has D drive at all.
6) RMAN saves backup on those machine where DB is.
Is everything clearly for you?
I will check the MTS thing, but i have just ran some more backup commands from the recovery catalog machine and this time I have no specified a location yet it still saved the backup to the target machine, is this normal?
It is fine because you will not be able to save it on Rec. Cat. machine if no Network Drivers. You may save it on tape as well.
Originally posted by Diggers12 I will check the MTS thing, but i have just ran some more backup commands from the recovery catalog machine and this time I have no specified a location yet it still saved the backup to the target machine, is this normal?
Yes you can if you create network drive H on DB machine which will be reference on drive C of Rec. Cat. machine.
Originally posted by Diggers12 Ok for me.
on (H1) I have 3 physical drives. C,E and F
on (H2) i have 2 physical disks C and D.
so what should I do? Can I make a back to C on the recovery catalog machine?