Oracle Database Errors or Warnings from Error ORA-38775 to ORA-38784


ORA-38775: cannot disable flash recovery area – flashback database is enabled
Cause: An attempt was made to set DB_RECOVERY_FILE_DEST to null while flashback database was enabled. Flashback database requires DB_RECOVERY_FILE_DEST to be set.
Action: Use the ALTER DATABASE FLASHBACK OFF statement to disable flashback database, then disable the flash recovery area.
ORA-38776: cannot begin flashback generation – flash recovery area is disabled
Cause: During a database mount, the RVWR process discovered that the flash recovery area was disabled. DB_RECOVERY_FILE_DEST must have been set null or removed from the INIT.ORA file while the database was unmounted.
Action: Flashback database requires the flash recovery area to be enabled. Either enable the flash recovery area by setting the DB_RECOVERY_FILE_DEST and DB_RECOVERY_FILE_DEST_SIZE initialization parameters, or turn off flashback database with the ALTER DATABASE FLASHBACK OFF command.
ORA-38777: database must not be started in any other instance.
Cause: A command was attempted that required the database to be mounted in this instance and not started in any other instance. Standby database recovery through a RESETLOGS and ALTER DATABASE OPEN RESETLOGS require that the database be started in only one instance if flashback database logging is enabled.
Action: Ensure that the no other instances are started. Then retry the command.

ORA-38778: Restore point ‘string’ already exists.
Cause: The restore point name of the CREATE RESTORE POINT command already exists. A restore point name must be unique.
Action: Either use a different name or delete the existing restore point with the same name.
ORA-38779: cannot create restore point – too many restore points.
Cause: The maximum number of restore points already have been created.
Action: Delete some existing restore point and retry the operation.
ORA-38780: Restore point ‘string’ does not exist.
Cause: The restore point name of the DROP RESTORE POINT command does not exist.
Action: No action required.
ORA-38781: cannot disable media recovery – have guaranteed restore points
Cause: An attempt was made to disable media recovery while there is at least one guaranteed restore point.
Action: Drop all guaranteed restore points and then disable media recovery.

ORA-38782: cannot flashback database to non-guaranteed restore point ‘string’
Cause: An attempt was made to flashback database to a non-guaranteed restore point while flashback database is off. You can only flashback a database to guaranteed restore point when flashback database is not on.
Action: Consider picking a guaranteed restore point to flashback the database to, if there is one.
ORA-38783: Instance recovery required.
Cause: An attempt was made to create a restore point when the database is in mount mode but it was not shutdown cleanly before it was mounted. In order to create a restore point when the database is mounted, the database must be shutdown cleanly before it is mounted.
Action: Consider one of the following:
1. Create the restore point after opening the database.

2. Open the database, shut it down cleanly, mount the database, and retry creating the restore point.

ORA-38784: Cannot create restore point ‘string’.
Cause: An attempt to create a restore point failed. See other errors on the error stack for the specific reason.
Action: Fix the problem and retry.

Above are list of Oracle Database Errors or Warnings from Error ORA-38775 to ORA-38784 received while performing certain operation against Oracle Database or related products.

What are atOracle Database Error Messages?

Oracle Error Messages may be returned while using products which are part of Oracle Database. Each Oracle Dabase 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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