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Oracle Scheduled Backup Job stops working with Initialization Error
Published: Friday, 14 July 2017 | Categories: Oracle | Keywords: Initialization Error | Status: Posted | Created: Friday, 14 July 2017 | Author: paul

Recently had an issue with an Oracle (11g) Scheduled Backup Job which had worked fine for a long time but started failing with the error "Initialization Error" when executing the RMAN script.

Name Targets Status Started Ended Elapsed Time (seconds)

Execution: orcl01.server.local
orcl01.server.local Initialization Error 07-Jul-2017 14:43:04 (UTC+01:00) 07-Jul-2017 14:46:09 (UTC+01:00) 185
Step: Initialize
orcl01.server.local Succeeded 07-Jul-2017 12:00:16 BST 07-Jul-2017 12:00:18 BST 2
Step: Run RMAN Script
orcl01.server.local Initialization Error 07-Jul-2017 14:43:09 BST 07-Jul-2017 14:46:09 BST 180

Restarting the server fixed the issue but is not ideal for a production machine.

Some Googling turned up a similar issue on an Oracle Community Forum (https://community.oracle.com/thread/1036886?db=5). As suggested in the post restarting the Oracle DB Console service fixed the issue without restarting the whole server.


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