Oracle Database Errors or Warnings from Error ORA-16170 to ORA-16179


ORA-16170: Terminal recovery may have left the database in an inconsistent state
Cause: When terminal recovery is invoked in a standby database without synchronous log shipping, in the rare case of the recovery session being in an unrecoverable state, terminal recovery cannot bring the standby database to a consistent SCN boundary if the primary database continues to have redo thread(s) open.
Action: Continue standby recovery with additional log shipping from primary.
ORA-16171: RECOVER…FINISH not allowed due to gap for thr string, seq string-string
Cause: See alert log for more details
Action: Copy missing archived logs from primary or another standby. Register the logs and re-issue the RECOVER…FINISH command. If the logs are not available, issue the ALTER DATABASE RECOVER MANAGED STANDBY SKIP command to ignore the standby redo log files.
ORA-16172: archive logs detected beyond Terminal End-Of-Redo
Cause: An attempt to archive a Terminal End-Of-Redo archive log to a remote destination failed due the existence, at the remote site, of archive logs containing REDO in the future of the Terminal EOR.
Action: None

ORA-16173: incompatible archival network connections active
Cause: One of two situations can cause this error: 1) An attempt to start a Terminal Incomplete Recovery operation failed due to an active Remote File Server process detected. 2) An attempt to archive a Terminal End-Of-Redo archive log to a remote destination failed due to an active Remote File Server process at the remote site. An active Remote File Server (RFS) process implies connectivity with the primary database which may indicate that a Terminal Incomplete Recovery operation is not warrented.
Action: Verify the Managed Standby environment and re-evaluate the necessity of a Terminal Incomplete Recovery operation.
ORA-16174: user requested thread/sequence termination of managed recovery
Cause: The managed standby database recovery operation has been terminated per user specified THROUGH THREAD/SEQUENCE option of the RECOVER MANAGED STANDBY DATABASE statement.
Action: No action is required.
ORA-16175: cannot shut down database when media recovery is active
Cause: An attempt was made to shut down a standby database while media recovery was active.
Action: Cancel media recovery to proceed with the shutdown.

ORA-16176: background dictionary build cannot be running
Cause: The background process dedicated to dictionary build is active.
Action: wait and try it later.
ORA-16177: media recovery is not required
Cause: The THROUGH LAST SWITCHOVER clause of the ALTER DATABASE RECOVER MANAGED STANDBY DATABASE was specified and the database has been recovered to the most recent End-Of-Redo marker. All known archived logs have been applied. Managed recovery is not required.
Action: No action is necessary. The standby database may be activated as a new primary or may continue as a standby.
ORA-16178: Cannot specify remote destinations in archivelog manual mode
Cause: The database is operating in ARCHIVELOG MANUAL mode. Remote archivelog destinations are not allowed in this mode.
Action: Use the ALTER DATABASE ARCHIVELOG command to place the database in automatic archivelog mode, or defer the archivelog destinations that specify the SERVICE= attribute.
ORA-16179: incremental changes to “string” not allowed with SPFILE
Cause: Incremental changes to a log_archive_dest_n parameter cannot be made when using an SPFILE.
Action: Specify either LOCATION or SERVICE plus all other attributes to be set in one ALTER SYSTEM/SESSION SET command.

Above are list of Oracle Database Errors or Warnings from Error ORA-16170 to ORA-16179 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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