Oracle Database Errors or Warnings from Error ORA-19908 to ORA-19919


ORA-19908: datafile string has invalid checkpoint
Cause: The specified datafile has an invalid checkpoint.
Action: Restore the datafile from a backup.
ORA-19909: datafile string belongs to an orphan incarnation
Cause: Either the specified datafile was restored from a backup that was taken during a period of time that has already been discarded by a RESETLOGS operation, or Oracle cannot identify which database incarnation the file belongs to. The alert log contains more information.
Action: Restore a backup of this file that belongs to either the current or a prior incarnation of the database. If you are using RMAN to restore, RMAN will automatically select a correct backup.
ORA-19910: can not change recovery target incarnation in control file
Cause: The RESET DATABASE TO INCARNATION command was used while the database is open. This is not allowed.
Action: Close the database then re-issue the command.

ORA-19911: datafile string contains future changes at the incarnation boundary
Cause: The file did not hit end backup marker redo during recovery at the incarnation boundary, hence may contain changes discarded by new incarnation.
Action: Use older backup of the file and then re-issue the command.
ORA-19912: cannot recover to target incarnation string
Cause: The control file is not in the recovery path of the target incarnation, and does not contain enough information as to how to recover to the target incarnation.
Action: Restore the latest control file from the target incarnation and retry.
ORA-19913: unable to decrypt backup
Cause: A backup piece could not be decrypted. This message is accompanied with another message that indicates the name of the encrypted backup that could not be restored. The reason could be either that an invalid password was entered, or that, when using transparent decryption, the database external security device is not open.
Action: If password-based restore was enabled for this backup, then supply the correct password using the RMAN SET DECRYPTION command. If transparent restore was enabled for this backup, then ensure that the database external security device is open.

ORA-19914: unable to encrypt backup
Cause: RMAN could not create an encrypted backup. This message will be accompanied by other messages that give more details about why the encrypted backup could not be created. The most common reason for this message is that you are trying to create a backup that can be transparently decrypted, and the database external security device is not open.
Action: If the external security device is not open, then open it. If the external security device is not configured, then the only type of encrypted backup that you can create is a password-based backup.
ORA-19915: unable to encrypt pre-10.2 files
Cause: An RMAN encrypted backup was requested, but this backup includes one or more archived logs that were generated by an older release of Oracle. These archived logs cannot be encrypted.
Action: Back up the older logs without encryption. Logs created with Oracle release 10.2 and greater can be encrypted.
ORA-19916: string
Cause: An error occurred when processing user request.
Action: Do not use message 19917; it is used internally for testing purpose. Do not use message 19918; it is an internal event used by encryption.
ORA-19919: encrypted backups to tertiary storage require Oracle Secure Backup
Cause: RMAN was configured to create encrypted backups, but the channel is neither a DISK channel nor an Oracle Secure Backup channel.
Action: Allocate a DISK channel or an Oracle Secure Backup channel to use backup encryption.

Above are list of Oracle Database Errors or Warnings from Error ORA-19908 to ORA-19919 received while performing certain operation against Oracle Database or related products.

What are Oracle Database Error Messages?

Oracle Error Messages may be returned while using products which are part of Oracle Database.  Each Oracle Database Error or Warning Message mentioned above contains the Warning or Error Message Statement, a short explanation of the probable causes of the Error message, and a recommended action.

Hope this was helpful.

SQLServerF1 Team
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