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ORA-01194:  file needs more recovery to be consistent tips

Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonJuly 16, 2015

Question:  I am recovering my Oracle database and when I issue the "alter database open resetlogs" command, I get the below error.

ERROR at line 1:
ORA-01194: file 1 needs more recovery to be consistent
ORA-01110: data file 1: '/data/oracle/NYP/d03/SYSTEM_01.dbf'

Answer:  In this case, you need to start my doing what the error advice recommends.  The Oracle documentation notes that you resolve the ORA-01194 error by issuing a "recover database" command to apply more redo logs to out the database into a consistent state:

ORA-01194:  file needs more recovery to be consistent

Cause:  An incomplete recovery session was started, but an insufficient number of logs were applied to make the file consistent. The reported file was not closed cleanly when it was last opened by the database.
It must be recovered to a time when it was not being updated. The most likely cause of this error is forgetting to restore the file from a backup before doing incomplete recovery.
Action: Either apply more logs until the file is consistent or restore the file from an older backup and repeat recovery.

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