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ORA-16796 tips

Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonSeptember 22, 2015

I an getting the ORA-16796 error when trying to add a physical standby database through dgmgrl.  What causes the ORA-16796 error?



Answer:  The oerr utility shows this on the ORA-16796 error:

ORA-16796:  One or more properties could not be imported from the database.

Cause: The Data Guard broker was unable to import property values for the database being added to the broker configuration. This error indicates:
 - The Oracle Net service name specified in DGMGRL CREATE
 CONFIGURATION or ADD DATABASE command was not one that provides
 access to the database being added.

 - There were no instances running for the database being added.

Action: Remove the database from the configuration using the REMOVE

Make sure that the database to be added has at least one instance running and that the Oracle Net service name provides access to the running instance.

Also check the broker log file for additional information. 

Then, reissue the CREATE CONFIGURATION or ADD DATABASE command.

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