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ORA-01552: cannot use system rollback segment for non-system tablespace "string" tips

Oracle Error Tips by Donald Burleson(S. Karam)


The Oracle docs note this on the ORA-01552 error:


ORA-01552: cannot use system rollback segment for non-system tablespace "string"
Cause: Tried to use the system rollback segment for operations involving non-system tablespace. If this is a clone database then this will happen when attempting any data modification outside of the system tablespace. Only the system rollback segment can be online in a clone database.

Action: Create one or more private/public segment(s), shutdown and then startup again. May need to modify the INIT.ORA parameter rollback_segments to acquire private rollback segment. If this is a clone database being used for tablspace point in time recovery then this operation is not allowed. If the non-system tablespace has AUTO segment space management, then create an undo tablespace.

On Oracle DBA Forums , user Chris_Pena encountered ORA-01552 while using this SQL statement:

SQL> select segment_name, status from dba_rollback_segs;

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As a response, Burleson reminded the user that you cannot force a SQL in system RBS.  Because of this, to avoid ORA-01552 he should have created public rollback segments, and resolved the current issue by trying to undo (depending on the release in use).



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