Thinking Out Loud

January 9, 2011

RMAN Bug 10306699 ORA-01008

Filed under: oracle — mdinh @ 5:12 pm

I just wanted to share a RMAN bug that I have encountered, just in case you get infected as well.

The OS is

> uname -an
SunOS  5.10 Generic_142909-17 sun4u sparc SUNW,SPARC-Enterprise

> rman

Recovery Manager: Release - Production on Sat Jan 8 07:28:19 2011

Copyright (c) 1982, 2009, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

RMAN> connect target /

DBGSQL: TARGET> select count(*) into :dbstate from v$parameter where lower(name) = '_dummy_instance' and upper(value) = 'TRUE'
DBGSQL: sqlcode = 1008
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
ORA-01008: not all variables bound



Suggested solution was to set cursor_sharing=EXACT

Also, it helps to flush the shared pool before connecting to target.


As Gerrit has stated in the comment, there is a patch available.

Have not seen the issue since then.

Patch  9877980      : applied on Sun Aug 21 20:12:30 PDT 2011
Unique Patch ID:  13349636
   Created on 19 Jan 2011, 18:34:07 hrs PST8PDT
   Bugs fixed:




  1. thanks for sharing !!!

    Comment by bart — June 14, 2011 @ 11:52 am | Reply

  2. This bug is non-public, but there is a problem description:

    There is a patch available.

    Comment by Gerrit Haase — October 14, 2011 @ 9:56 am | Reply

    • Thanks. Updated the post with feedback.

      Comment by mdinh — October 14, 2011 @ 12:12 pm | Reply

  3. it’s really great man.i just altered the parameter cursor_sharing from “force” to “exact”. now i am able to connect database through RMAN

    Comment by Bhabani — September 17, 2012 @ 1:57 pm | Reply

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