Re: database duplication
I have seen character set errors quite a bit in RMAN recoveries. If
you are using OEM, it may be that the character set on your PC differs
from the character set on the server. If not, examine the character
set of each of the databases involved.
I have also ended up completing the recovery of a database without
using RMAN more than once. It probably means that somehow the archive
logs were not available to RMAN at the point it tried to perform the
recovery. You may be able to complete the recovery by putting the
archive logs where they are expected by the new database and issuing a
recover database from sqlplus.
Database duplication with RMAN works really slick, but there are
some details that are difficult to work out. Once you get it going in
your environment, take careful notes and you should have no difficulty
the next time.