Ah, thanks, I didn't know that.
Or, if I ever did, I forgot. :)
On 5/18/05, Tim Onions <att755@(protected):
> RMAN uses v$session_longops to record it's progress. After each backup set
> it uses the DBMS package to update "progress" in the V$ view, having first
> queried out of the view to find some relevant data within . So when the
> goes "bad" RMAN does its initial backup set/piece, trys to update
> v$session_longops and subsequently gets an Ora-03113
error and dies.
> the backup "fails" inasmuch as it did not run to completion. I reality we
> get less than 10% of our Db backed-up when this problem is in force.
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