ORA-27072: File I/O error encountered when running an RMAN backup with direct IO on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 or 6

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • When running an RMAN backup using direct IO, the backup fails with the following error messages:
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-03002: failure of recover command at 07/23/2013 01:31:24
ORA-19870: error while restoring backup piece /backup/bmc10g/rmanbkp/BMC10G_rbof3uii_1_1
ORA-27072: File I/O error
Linux-x86_64 Error: 5: Input/output error
Additional information: 4
Additional information: 155045978
Additional information: -1


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
    • kernel < 2.6.18-371.el5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
    • kernel < 2.6.32-358.el6

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