NID-00111: Oracle error reported from target database

I was restoring an Oracle 10g database using RMAN from our production environment to a development environment. I had completed most of the necessary steps, and the database was restored and recovered up to the point in time that I wanted.

The next step was to run the NID command in order to change the name of the database. I made sure that I was using the Oracle 10g NID utility and not the 9i version and ran it. I got the following error:

NID-00111: Oracle error reported from target database while executing
begin dbms_backup_restore.nidprocessdf(:fno, :istemp, :skipped, :idchged, :nmchged);

ORA-01116: error in opening database file R:\ORACLE\DATA\TEMP01.DBF
ORA-27041: unable to open file
OSD-04002: unable to open file
O/S-Error: (OS 3) The system cannot find the path specified.
ORA-06512: at “SYS.X$DBMS_BACKUP_RESTORE”, line 6185
ORA-06512: at line 1

In order to get the NID utility to run successfully, I had to log into the database and manually drop the TEMP files using the following command:


You can also read my article on how to drop TEMP files for more details on dropping TEMP files.

It seemed very odd that I had to do this because I’ve never had to do it with a 9i database, and I didn’t think that the TEMP files were needed. RMAN certainly doesn’t back them up. So, if you have a NID command scripted into anywhere and you come across this, make sure that you put the extra step in of dropping the TEMP files first.

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