RMAN backup fails when using samba

Agda Maria Galli Cartolano acartolano at availmed.com
Wed Sep 21 16:54:27 GMT 2005


RMAN 9.2 is being used to backup Oracle 8.1.7 files on Windows 2000
server to a samfs filesystem in Solaris 9 through samba 2.2.12 shares.

It can output the files to the samfs file system in Solaris, but RMAN
does not get communication back about the file creation and outputs the
following error:


RMAN-03007: retryable error occurred during execution of command: backup

RMAN-07004: unhandled exception during command execution on channel

RMAN-10035: exception raised in RPC: ORA-19510: failed to set size of
4530608 blocks for file
"\\NOCSAM01-P\NOCOR01F\INC0_AGIL_1011_1_568293022" (blocksize=512)

ORA-27068: skgfdisp: buffer is not aligned properly

OSD-04005: SetFilePointer() failure, unable to read from file

O/S-Error: (OS 6) The handle is invalid.

RMAN-10031: ORA-19624 occurred during call to



RMAN> **end-of-file**


We were able to backup those files successfully in the past, but
suddenly it stopped working.

The message suggests it is some buffer sizing issue, but I do not have a
clue on how to properly size the SAMBA buffer which is also used for
other kind of Windows files besides Oracle.

Please HELP!


Thank you so much for your attention,




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