Oracle Error ORA-19873: cannot apply this backup section to file string

Oracle Error Message

ORA-19873: cannot apply this backup section to file string

Reason for the Error

RMAN cannot restore a multi-section backup to the indicated file, because this section is not a backup of this file, or the file was not prepared correctly for this restore.

Solution

If this error occurs while running RMAN, then it is an internal error and you should contact Oracle support.