I am getting the following error when the recovery catalog backup starts (the rest of the backup completes successfully), this is a new client/cell server installation but I've never seen this at other customers. Can you tell me what account needs write access to the /var/opt/omni/tmp directory? And is it that directory on the client or cell?
The name of the service usually can be found in the file 'tnsnames.ora', although, typically, it is the same as teh instance name
If this returns RETVAL*0, this means that all the configuration information was accepted. However, to see if it correct, run the command:
util_oracle8.pl -chkconf -dbname DB_NAME
This must also return RETVAL*0
One other possibility: in most Oracle configurations, the Recovery Catalog is not used, the Control file is used instead. When defining the Oracle Backup pecification, the option to use teh REcovery Catalog may have been inadvertantly selected. It is worth checking
The solution was that the recovery catalog account that DP is using to connect did not have the proper rights in Oracle. I do not know Oracle but the DBA said she added create and delete priviledges to the account and now that part of the backup is completing successfully.