Recovery of a cloned database fails


When you try to recover a cloned database as part of the clone operation, the operation fails. This issue occurs if the current incarnation of the database is reset to a newly detected incarnation.

The incarnation is reset if you have configured Fast Recovery Area (FRA), and if any of the auto backup of control files of the source database exist in the FRA.

Error message

ORA-19909: datafile 1 belongs to an orphan incarnation

Corrective action

You must perform the following steps:
  1. Disable the auto backup of control files or ensure that the auto backup of control files does not exist in the FRA.
  2. Create a backup.
  3. Perform cloning using the new backup.