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  1. #1
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    Hotbackup Issues

    Hello all,

    I got two ORA-1146's signalled during backing up two datafiles. I noticed when querying v$backup after the backup finished:

    SQL> select * from v$backup;

    FILE# STATUS CHANGE# TIME
    ---------- ------------------ ---------- ---------
    1 NOT ACTIVE 115001425 10-MAY-06
    2 NOT ACTIVE 115001443 10-MAY-06
    3 NOT ACTIVE 115001494 10-MAY-06
    4 NOT ACTIVE 115001505 10-MAY-06
    5 NOT ACTIVE 114373811 09-MAY-06
    6 NOT ACTIVE 115001544 10-MAY-06
    7 NOT ACTIVE 115001443 10-MAY-06
    8 NOT ACTIVE 114373842 09-MAY-06
    9 NOT ACTIVE 115002590 10-MAY-06

    The ora-1146 happened for files 5 and 8 respectively. I looked up the error and this was the explanation given:

    // *Cause: When starting an online backup it was noticed that an online backup
    // was already started for one of the data files.
    // *Action:End the first backup before beginning another.

    However, i checked at the time and no other backup was going on. Also does this mean that the current backup I have is not valid as the dates for the two dbfs are not current? How do i resolve this?

    Confused and will be grateful for some advise,

    Thanks in advice,
    Chucks

  2. #2
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    What process is kicking off the backup? Do you have a copy of the script?

  3. #3
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    Hi,

    It is a script that has 100% worked before. The script is kicked of via a crontab entry. I have also noticed that the backup of the 9th generated 2 backups for the same file id 8. I dont know how this could have happened. Today it backed up just one copy, however v$backup showed last nights timestamp. I am tempted to run another backup just to make sure everything is ok.

    Thanks,
    Chucks

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