As I am playing with all the backup and recovery scenario using RMAN in my environment, I hit this error.
RMAN> startup nomount; RMAN-00571: =========================================================== RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS =============== RMAN-00571: =========================================================== RMAN-03002: failure of startup command at 08/05/2013 17:32:12 RMAN-04014: startup failed: ORA-00444: background process "MMAN" failed while starting ORA-07446: sdnfy: bad value '' for parameter .
- Check your pfile/spfile for any misconfigured parameters. Most of the time, it got to do with your bdump, udump or cdump.
- Make sure the directory specified is valid
For me, after I created the bdump and cdump folder, it was okay.
RMAN> startup nomount; Oracle instance started Total System Global Area 1895825408 bytes Fixed Size 2097312 bytes Variable Size 771755872 bytes Database Buffers 1107296256 bytes Redo Buffers 14675968 bytes
I sincerely apologize for my lack of updates in the month of July. It was totally hectic. Work and studies are crawling all over me. As I start to work on my backup and recovery skills, I will update this blog along the way!