Sunday, July 11, 2021

Howto fix - "ORA-00245: control file backup failed" issue

 Are you looking for an article about fixing "ORA-00245: control file backup" error? If so, then you reached the right place. In this article, we will see what is root cause of "ORA-00245: control file backup" error message at the database side and how to fix it?

What is "ORA-00245: control file backup" error ?

This error message occurs when Archive logs backup fails. This is Oracle database level functionality which takes backup of archive logs so that you can restore your device quickly and seamlessly in the event of data loss.

Whar the error messages are associated with "ORA-00245: control file backup"?

Here is the list of error messages associated with "ORA-00245: control file backup" -

  • RMAN-03009: Failure of full resync command on default channel
  • RMAN-03002: Failure of configuring command
  • RMAN-03014: implicit resync of recovery catalog failed
  • ORA-00245: control file backup failed; in Oracle RAC, target might not be on shared storage


What is the root cause of "ORA-00245: control file backup" error message?

The root cause can be the failure of   SNAPSHOT CONTROLFILE due to local file system configuration e.g. /abc CONFIGURE SNAPSHOT CONTROLFILE NAME TO '/<oracle home>/snapcf_pqr1.f'

However, you need to find out all possible other root causes.


How to fix  "ORA-00245: control file backup" error?

In order to fix this error message change SNAPSHOT CONTROLFILE NAME  RAMN parameter to shared storage e.g. +RECO_PROD

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