RE: Data Guard question

From: Sweetser, Joe <>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2008 08:21:19 -0600
Message-ID: <E323160E08E560459CD05A883546C3CE0D5C2DA7@Earthquake.ICAT.COM>

Not unexpectedly, it ended up be a combination of a few things:  

  1. Not enough standby redo logs - recommended value is one more than the number of redo logs
  2. Missing standby redo logs on the standby database - I expected RMAN to create/recreate the SRLs I had created in the primary but the files themselves were missing.
  3. Incompatible settings between the DGMGRL configuration and the database - specifically LogXptMode

Many thanks to Bradd, Finn, and Jason for the help and pointers.  

Now on to the failover attempt! :-)  


From: Bradd Piontek [] Sent: Sunday, October 12, 2008 7:16 PM
To: Sweetser, Joe
Cc: oracle-l
Subject: Re: Data Guard question

It looks to me like you might have changed a log_archive_dest_n parameter via 'alter system' rather than via the dataguard broker. Compare a 'show parameter' from sqlplus to a dgmgrl>show database verbose (although you may have to go a bit more detailed). When using the broker. there are certain parameters related to dataguard that should be managed from the broker itself, and not changed outside of it.

Bradd Piontek
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  • William Feather

On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 10:51 AM, Sweetser, Joe <> wrote:

	RH Linux AS4
	I just started playing around with Data Guard for the first time
	week.  For reasons I won't go into that MAY be related to age, I
	using DGMGRL instead of OEM to manage the broker.  The primary
is called
	daffy and the physical standby is called daffysby.  It seems OK
in that
	I can see transactions get applied to daffysby but DGMGRL gives
me a
	warning.  It has to do with missing standby redo logs (SRLs) on
	primary.  I have SRLs in both the primary and the standby.  The
	Availability Best Practice guide alludes to putting SRLs in the
	recovery area (which I have not done at this point) but I am not
	convinced that is the issue.  I've searched Metalink and the web
	"missing SRLs" with not a whole lot of luck.  All the redo logs
are the
	same size.
	My question is does anyone know to get rid of this warning?  Can
it be
	safely ignored?  I would think not.
	Any/all pointers/links/advice welcome.  This is a test
environment so I
	can try anything.

(hope this formats ok)
DGMGRL> show database verbose daffy; Database Name: daffy Role: PRIMARY Enabled: YES Intended State: ONLINE Instance(s): daffy <snip> Current status for "daffy": Warning: ORA-16801: redo transport-related property is inconsistent with database setting DGMGRL> show database daffy 'InconsistentLogXptProps'; INCONSISTENT LOG TRANSPORT PROPERTIES INSTANCE_NAME STANDBY_NAME PROPERTY_NAME MEMORY_VALUE BROKER_VALUE daffy daffysby LogXptMode
(missing SRLs) ASYNC
DGMGRL> ***************** SQL> select instance_name from v$instance; INSTANCE_NAME ------------------------------------------------ daffy SQL> select group# ||' - '|| type ||' - '|| member from


	1 - ONLINE - /u02/oradata/daffy/redo01.log
	2 - ONLINE - /u02/oradata/daffy/redo02.log
	3 - ONLINE - /u02/oradata/daffy/redo03.log
	4 - STANDBY - /u02/oradata/daffy/stby_redo04.log
	5 - STANDBY - /u02/oradata/daffy/stby_redo05.log
	6 - STANDBY - /u02/oradata/daffy/stby_redo06.log
	6 rows selected.
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