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ORA-16009 tips

Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonMay 10,  2015

The ORA-16009 error appears in the alert log to indicate a case where an incompatible primary database is mis-identified as a standby database.  For complete instructions in configuring a standby database, see the book "Oracle Streams".

The docs note this on the ORA-16009 error:

ORA-16009: remote archive log destination must be a STANDBY database

Cause: The database associated with the archive log destination service name is other than the required STANDBY type database. Remote archival of redo log files is not allowed to non-STANDBY database instances.

Action: Take the necessary steps to create the required compatible STANDBY database before retrying the ARCHIVE LOG processing.

To check the database, run this query:

SQL> select database_role, open_mode from v$database;




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