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ORA-00302: limit of string logs exceeded tips

Oracle Error Tips by Donald Burleson


The Oracle docs note this on the ORA-00302 error:

ORA-00302: limit of string logs exceeded
Cause: The maximum number of redo log files has been exceeded.
Action: Use the CREATE CONTROLFILE command with a larger value for MAXLOGFILES if the compatibility is lower than 10.2.0. Otherwise, allocate more storage space for the control file.

The ORA-00302 error appears when the number of redo log files exceeds the limits as set by maxlogfiles when the database was created.

To resolve the ORA-00302, set maxlogfiles to a larger value using the create controlfile command.  Note that increasing the maxlogfiles value to correct ORA-00302 can only be used when the compatible parameter is set to lower than 10.2.0.

When the compatibility parameter is set to Oracle 11g and beyond, you fix the ORA-00302 error by increasing the storage space for the control files.



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