From: Bobak, Mark <>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 13:58:29 -0500
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I think he's talking about ORA-471, which is: SQL> !oerr ora 471
00471, 00000, "DBWR process terminated with error" // *Cause: The database writer process died // *Action: Warm start instance

Which is a catch-all error when PMON dies. Problem is, it doesn't tell you anything. You need to go look at alert.log and trace files, to see what the root cause of the crash was.



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From: [] On Behalf Of Jared Still Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 1:15 PM To:
Subject: Re: RMAN

On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 8:36 AM, Howard Latham <<>> wrote: I am getting a PMON 471 when duplicating a database is this a bug? its 10g on REDHAT

Maybe you could elucidate a bit.

For instance, what is a PMON 471?


Jared Still
Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist

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