RMAN-20045: must specify FORMAT for BACKUP INCREMENTAL FROM SCN command

Hi,

Sometimes You can get “RMAN-20045: must specify FORMAT for BACKUP INCREMENTAL FROM SCN command ” error.

 

Details of error are as follows.

RMAN-20045: must specify FORMAT for BACKUP INCREMENTAL FROM SCN command

Cause: No FORMAT was specified when using BACKUP INCREMENTAL FROM SCN command.
Action: Resubmit the command using FORMAT clause.
RMAN> backup incremental from scn 4631668 database;

RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-03009: failure of backup command on ORA_DISK_1 channel at 30/04/2020 09:09:17
RMAN-20045: must specify FORMAT for BACKUP INCREMENTAL FROM SCN command



This error is related with the format parameter. To solve this error, add Format to to backup script as follows.

 

RMAN> backup incremental from scn 4631668 database FORMAT '/backup/rman/incremental_backup_%U';

Do you want to learn more details about RMAN, then read the following articles.

https://ittutorial.org/rman-backup-restore-and-recovery-tutorials-for-beginners-in-the-oracle-database/

 

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