RMAN fails with ORA-19502 and ORA-27072

Symptoms:

ORA-19502: write error on file "/opt/oracle/XE/backupset/2017_02_21/o1_mf_annnn_TAG20170221T095912_dbr0c6f8_.bkp", block number 2721792 (block size=512)
ORA-27072: File I/O error

 

Cause:

There is not enough disk space on the drive to complete the backup piece.

#df -kh|grep opt

 

Solution:

Cleanup unnecessary files on the drive or add more disk space on the drive. 

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