Oracle Error RMAN-06078: the control file is older than datafile string

Oracle Error Message

RMAN-06078: the control file is older than datafile string

Reason for the Error

The control file appears to be older than the specified datafile, but it is not marked as a backup control file. This indicates that the control file has been replaced with an older version. This error does not occur when a backup control file which was created via Recovery Manager or the ALTER DATABASE BACKUP CONTROLFILE command is restored because such control files are marked as backups.

Solution

RESTORE a control file and perform RECOVER DATABASE.