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ORA-19625: error identifying file string tips

Oracle Error Tips by Burleson Consulting


Oracle docs note this about ORA-19625:

ORA-19625: error identifying file string
Cause: A file specified as input to a copy or backup operation, or as the target for an incremental restore, could not be identified as an Oracle file. An OS-specific error accompanies this error to help pinpoint the problem.
Action: Specify an different file and retry the operation.



Though I have been using RMAN every day, but space was limited and a few archive logs were deleted.  Now, the backups are not correctly copying, and are instead deleting the original archived redo logs.  This is then returning ORA-19625.



Several possible resolutions are offered to avoid ORA-19625. 

  • allocate channel for delete type disk;

    change archivelog all validate;

  • Using RMAN connect to the repository and the db server. Issue the RMAN command crosscheck all.  This will sync up the rman catalog with the archive logs you do have. As soon as this is finished, perform a new hot backup.

  • run:
    crosscheck archivelog all;
    in rman and try backup again.

You may also want to check out this information page about Oracle RMAN.



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