Oracle Database Errors or Warnings from Error ORA-00261 to ORA-00270


ORA-00261: log string of thread string is being archived or modified

Cause: The log is either being archived by another process or an administrative command is modifying the log. Operations that modify the log include clearing, adding a member, dropping a member, renaming a member, and dropping the log.
Action: Wait for the current operation to complete and try again.
ORA-00262: current log string of closed thread string cannot switch
Cause: The log cannot be cleared or manually archived because it is the current log of a closed thread, and it is not possible to switch logs so another log is current. All other logs for the thread need to be archived, or cleared, and cannot be reused.
Action: Archive another log in the same thread first, or complete the clearing. See attached errors for the reason the switch cannot be completed.

ORA-00263: there are no logs that need archiving for thread string
Cause: An attempt was made to manually archive the unarchived logs in this thread but no logs needed archiving.
Action: No action required.
ORA-00264: no recovery required
Cause: An attempt was made to perform media recovery on files that do not // need any type of recovery.
Action: Do not attempt to perform media recovery on the selected files. Check to see that the filenames were entered properly. If not, retry the command with the proper filenames.
ORA-00265: instance recovery required, cannot set ARCHIVELOG mode
Cause: The database either crashed or was shutdown with the ABORT option. Media recovery cannot be enabled because the online logs may not be sufficient to recover the current datafiles.
Action: Open the database and then enter the SHUTDOWN command with the NORMAL or IMMEDIATE option.

ORA-00266: name of archived log file needed
Cause: During media recovery, the name of an archived redo log file was requested, but no name was entered.
Action: Mount the correct redo log file and enter its name when it is requested.
ORA-00267: name of archived log file not needed
Cause: During media recovery, the name of an archived redo log file was entered, but no name was requested.
Action: Continue media recovery, but do not enter a new log name.
ORA-00268: specified log file does not exist ‘string’
Cause: The given redo log file does not exist.
Action: Check the spelling and capitalization of the filename and retry the command.
ORA-00269: specified log file is part of thread string not string
Cause: The given redo log file is not part of the given thread
Action: Check that the thread of the redo log file matches the thread on the command line. If not, use a redo log file from the appropriate thread. Retry the command after correcting the error.
ORA-00270: error creating archive log string
Cause: An error was encountered when either creating or opening the destination file for archiving.
Action: Check that the archive destination is valid and that there is sufficient space on the destination device.

Above are list of Oracle Database Errors or Warnings from Error ORA-00261 to ORA-00270 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.

Hope this was helpful.

SQLServerF1 Team
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