Duplicate target database [new] from active database on 11.1.0 SE


Using this command “duplicate target database to from active database” on a 11.1.0.7 Standard Edition rdbms, got us crazy trying to solve this error.

RMAN-6181: multiple channels require Enterprise Edition

After alot of searching on how to limit the channels being used for this by creating a run block before issuing the command :


RUN
{
ALLOCATE CHANNEL c1 DEVICE TYPE disk;
ALLOCATE AUXILIARY CHANNEL c1 DEVICE TYPE disk;
DUPLICATE TARGET DATABASE [CLONE] FROM ACTIVE DATABASE;
}

We came accros a bug in 11R1 preventing us to use this command in a standard edition 11r1.


o Bug: 7316844: DUPLICATE FROM ACTIVE DATABASE DOES NOT WORK IN SE
   Fixed in Product Version 11.2

There is no backport available for 11.1 , so choose another way to duplicate your database or upgrade 11.1.0 to 11.2 to solve this problem.