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Troubleshooting a RMAN restore reporting missing backup pieces from Netbackup media layer

Troubleshooting missing backup pieces during restore:

The purpose of this procedure is to identify all backuppieces needed for a restore, before attempting a restore, or troubleshooting after a RMAN-10035 error during restore. The reason for going down to backup piece level being that just identifying the media is sometimes not enough. Some instances have been found when some backup pieces on a tape are in the catalog and some not. Thus the media/tape is “loaded” but you still don’t get the backup pieces in the restore. This way you can request storage to reload the tape and ensure all the necessary backup pieces are in the catalog before attempting a restore and wasting time with the well known error RMAN-10035 with associated ORA-19511 eg: