ORA-01161: database name string in file header does not match given name of string
Cause: The database name given at the command line does not match the database name found in the file header.
Action: Chance are good that the database name specified at the command line is incorrect. Resolve the descepency, and resubmit the command. If you are attempting to change the database name, be sure to use the SET DATABASE option.
ORA-01162: block size string in file header does not match configured block sizes
Cause: CREATE CONTROLFILE discovered that the block size for this file is incompatible with any of the configured cache blocksizes in the INIT.ORA file.
Action: Configure the appropriate cache for this block size using one of the various (db_2k_cache_size, db_4k_cache_size, db_8k_cache_size, db_16k_cache_size, db_32K_cache_size) parameters.
ORA-01163: SIZE clause indicates string (blocks), but should match header string
Cause: The size specified in bytes in the SIZE clause of the CREATE CONTROLFILE statement does not equate to the number of blocks recorded in the header.
Action: Specify the correct filename and size ( in bytes ).
ORA-01164: MAXLOGFILES may not exceed string
Cause: MAXLOGFILES specified on the command line too large.
Action: Resubmit the command with a smaller MAXLOGFILES
ORA-01165: MAXDATAFILES may not exceed string
Cause: MAXDATAFILES specified on the command line too large.
Action: Resubmit the command with a smaller MAXDATAFILES
ORA-01166: file number string is larger than string (string)
Cause: File mentioned in CREATE CONTROLFILE has a file number which is larger than that specified for MAXDATAFILES or MAXLOGFILES.
Action: Increase the maximum specified on the command line.
ORA-01167: two files are the same file/group number or the same file
Cause: There is an overlap of file numbers in the files specified on the command line or the same file is specified twice. If they are not the exact same file then one is likely to be a backup of the other. If they are two members of the same log they must be specified together in a group file spec. This message will also appear if the same control file appears more than once in the control_files parameter in the init.ora file. If this happens, check for additional error messages.
Action: Confirm that the file mentioned is not a repeat of a file already mentioned in the command. If they are different files then omit the earlier backup. If they are members of the same log, insure they are in the same group file specification. If this message appears because of a duplicate control file, check the control_files parameter in the init.ora file and see if a file is specified more than once. If all files names appear to be unique, check to make sure that the actual control files themselves are unique. For example, in UNIX check for a symbolic or a hard link to another control file in the list.
ORA-01168: physical block size string does not match size string of other members
Cause: The file is located on a device with a different physical block size than the other members in the group
Action: Use a physical device with matching block size.
ORA-01169: DATAFILE number 1 not found. Must be present
Cause: Datafile number 1 was not specified in a CREATE CONTROLFILE command.
Action: Locate datafile number 1 and resubmit the CREATE CONTROLFILE command.
ORA-01170: file not found ‘string’
Cause: ALL datafiles and, if NORESETLOGS, ALL logfiles MUST be accessible by the process for CREATE CONTROLFILE.
Action: The file specified probably contains a typing error. Double check command and the existance of all files and then resubmit.
Above are list of Oracle Database Errors or Warnings from Error ORA-01161 to ORA-01170 received while performing certain operation against Oracle Database or related products.
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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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