1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 19, 2017 4:43 PM by mseberg

    Problem on RMAN Duplication



           I am trying to do a duplication of a database using RMAN. The source database is 11g ( on a window 2003 Server and target database is a 12c (  ) on a window 2012 Server.

      The directory structure on both are not similar but I resolved it converting filename and log files.  First of all  I made a full backup with

      RMAN> run{

      2> backup database;

      3> backup archivelog all;

      4> }

           I copied the files needed and  I tried to do duplication on RMAN on the target database


           It seems to work fine until  it tried to made a ALTER CLONE DATABASE OPEN RESETLOGS;


      contents of Memory Script:


         Alter clone database open resetlogs;


      executing Memory Script



      RMAN-00571: ===========================================================

      RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============

      RMAN-00571: ===========================================================

      RMAN-00601: fatal error in recovery manager

      RMAN-03004: fatal error during execution of command

      RMAN-10041: Could not re-create polling channel context following failure.

      RMAN-10024: error setting up for rpc polling

      RMAN-10005: error opening cursor

      RMAN-10002: ORACLE error: ORA-03114: not connected to ORACLE

      RMAN-03002: failure of Duplicate Db command at 01/19/2017 15:57:36

      RMAN-05501: aborting duplication of target database

      RMAN-03015: error occurred in stored script Memory Script

      RMAN-06136: ORACLE error from auxiliary database: ORA-01092: ORACLE instance ter

      minated. Disconnection forced

      ORA-00704: bootstrap process failure

      ORA-00604: error occurred at recursive SQL level 2

      ORA-00904: "I"."UNUSABLEBEGINNING#": invalid identifier

      Process ID: 3740

      Session ID: 62 Serial number: 45210


      Could anyone give any clue to resolve this issue?

      Regards and thank you in advance

        • 1. Re: Problem on RMAN Duplication

          The ORA-00704: bootstrap process failure generally means version mismatch between datafile headers and oracle binaries, which are being used to start the database.



          For example if I tried starting a database using Oracle binaries, but the datafiles are from


          The source database is 11g ( on a window 2003 Server and target database is a 12c (  ) on a window 2012 Server


          You best bet would be to duplicate with the same version, upgrade either before or after.




          RMAN DUPLICATE / RESTORE a database to a higher patchset (Doc ID 558408.1)




          Frequently Asked Questions about Restoring Or Duplicating Between Different Versions And Platforms (Doc ID 369644.1)


          What you are doing is not recommended by Oracle.


          Best Regards