Oracle Database Errors or Warnings from Error ORA-00221 to ORA-00230

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ORA-00221: error on write to control file

Cause: An error occurred when writing to one or more of the control files.
Action: See accompanying messages.
ORA-00222: operation would reuse name of a currently mounted control file
Cause: The filename supplied as a parameter to the ALTER DATABASE BACKUP CONTROLFILE command or to cfileSetSnapshotName matches the name of the specified currently mounted control file.
Action: Retry the operation with a different filename.
ORA-00223: convert file is invalid or incorrect version
Cause: An Oracle7 to Oracle8 convert file contains invalid data or was created with an different version of the migration utility. This error can also be caused by incorrect ORACLE_HOME environment variable when ALTER DATABASE CONVERT command is issued.
Action: Use a correct version of the convert file or regenerate it with the migration utility. Make sure that the migration utility is the same version as the Oracle8 RDBMS executable and that the ORACLE_HOME environment variable is properly set.

ORA-00224: control file resize attempted with illegal record type (string)
Cause: An attempt was made to expand or shrink the control file by calling cfileResizeSection using an invalid value for the RECORD_TYPE parameter.
Action: Use a value for the RECORD_TYPE parameter that specifies a valid record type other than type 0 (valid range is 1-16).
ORA-00225: expected size string of control file differs from actual size string
Cause: The expected size of the control file as stored in its header was different than the actual operating system file size. This usually indicates that the control file was corrupted.
Action: Restore a good copy of the control file.
ORA-00226: operation disallowed while alternate control file open
Cause: The attempted operation could not be executed at this time because this process had an alternate control file open for fixed table access.
Action: Retry the operation after calling cfileUseCurrent.

ORA-00227: corrupt block detected in control file: (block string, # blocks string)
Cause: A block header corruption or checksum error was detected on reading the control file.
Action: Use the CREATE CONTROLFILE or RECOVER DATABASE USING BACKUP CONTROLFILE command.
ORA-00228: length of alternate control file name exceeds maximum of string
Cause: The specified filename, which was supplied as a parameter to cfileSetSnapshotName or cfileUseCopy, exceeds the maximum filename length for this operating system.
Action: Retry the operation with a shorter filename.
ORA-00229: operation disallowed: already hold snapshot control file enqueue
Cause: The attempted operation cannot be executed at this time because this process currently holds the snapshot control file enqueue.
Action: Retry the operation after calling cfileUseCurrent to release the snapshot control file enqueue.
ORA-00230: operation disallowed: snapshot control file enqueue unavailable
Cause: The attempted operation cannot be executed at this time because another process currently holds the snapshot control file enqueue.
Action: Retry the operation after the concurrent operation that is holding the snapshot control file enqueue terminates.

Above are list of Oracle Database Errors or Warnings from Error ORA-00221 to ORA-00230 received while performing certain operation against Oracle Database or related products.

What are Oracle Database Error Messages?

Oracle Error Messages may be returned while using products which are part of Oracle Database.  Each Oracle Database Error or Warning Message mentioned above contains the Warning or Error Message Statement, a short explanation of the probable causes of the Error message, and a recommended action.

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