Re: diagnosing db link errors

From: Andrew Kerber <>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 07:40:17 -0500
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When the tnsping was attempted, did it show the correct information for the destination instance? If not, the problem is likely with your local tnsnames file.

On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 7:36 AM, Rick Ricky <> wrote:

> Yesterday I have no problem using a database link. Today I am getting tns
> errors. I have no access to the DB server (its owned by a different vendor).
> I have to go through channels to contact them. Is there anything I can do to
> diagnose whether its a network issue or the database/server is down. This is
> the oracle error I got.
> ERROR at line 1:
> ORA-12560: TNS:protocol adapter error
> tried tnsping and I could not reach the box. I don't have alot to go on,
> but I don't want to sit around and wait for a response.

Andrew W. Kerber

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