Oracle Database Errors or Warnings from Error ORA-00231 to ORA-00240

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ORA-00231: snapshot control file has not been named

Cause: During an invocation of cfileMakeAndUseSnapshot or cfileUseSnapshot it was detected that no filename for the snapshot control file had previously been specified.
Action: Specify a name for the snapshot control file by calling cfileSetSnapshotName.
ORA-00232: snapshot control file is nonexistent, corrupt, or unreadable
Cause: The snapshot control file was found to be nonexistent, corrupt, or unreadable during an invocation of cfileUseSnapshot.
Action: Call cfileMakeAndUseSnapshot again (or for the first time).
ORA-00233: copy control file is corrupt or unreadable
Cause: The specified copy control file was found to be corrupt or unreadable during an invocation of cfileUseCopy.
Action: Before retrying cfileUseCopy, use the ALTER DATABASE BACKUP CONTROLFILE command and specify the same filename that was specified for cfileUseCopy.

ORA-00234: error in identifying or opening snapshot or copy control file
Cause: A snapshot or copy control file of the specified name could not be found or opened during an invocation of cfileUseSnapshot, cfileMakeAndUseSnapshot, or cfileUseCopy.
Action: Re-create the snapshot or copy control file using cfileMakeAndUseSnapshot or ALTER DATABASE BACKUP CONTROLFILE, respectively.
ORA-00235: control file read without a lock inconsistent due to concurrent update
Cause: Concurrent update activity on a control file caused a process to read inconsistent information from the control file without a lock.
Action: Retry the operation.
ORA-00236: snapshot operation disallowed: mounted control file is a backup
Cause: Attempting to invoke cfileSetSnapshotName, cfileMakeAndUseSnapshot, or cfileUseSnapshot when the currently mounted control file is a backup control file.
Action: Mount a current control file and retry the operation.

ORA-00237: snapshot operation disallowed: control file newly created
Cause: An attempt to invoke cfileMakeAndUseSnapshot with a currently mounted control file that was newly created with CREATE CONTROLFILE was made.
Action: Mount a current control file and retry the operation.
ORA-00238: operation would reuse a filename that is part of the database
Cause: The filename supplied as a parameter to the ALTER DATABASE BACKUP CONTROLFILE command or to cfileSetSnapshotName matches the name of a file that is currently part of the database.
Action: Retry the operation with a different filename.
ORA-00239: timeout waiting for control file enqueue: held by ‘string’ for more than string seconds
Cause: The specified process waited the maximum allowed time for the control file enqueue.
Action: Restart the blocking instance indicated in the incident trace file or reboot the blocking node.
ORA-00240: control file enqueue held for more than string seconds
Cause: The current process did not release the control file enqueue within the maximum allowed time.
Action: Reissue any commands that failed and contact Oracle Support Services with the incident information.

Above are list of Oracle Database Errors or Warnings from Error ORA-00231 to ORA-00240 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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