ORA-00313 at Startup After a New Redo Log Member is Added (Doc ID 1005110.6)

Last updated on JULY 01, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 7.0.16.0 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 7.0 to 11.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 12.1]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.2.0.1 to 12.2.0.1 [Release 12.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

***Checked for relevance on 13-Jan-2012***
*** Checked for relevance on 05-Apr-2016 ***


Symptoms

A new redo log member is added to the database. However, if a shutdown and a subsequent startup is issued BEFORE the status of the log member as per V$LOGFILE goes from 'INVALID' (which is expected) to blank entry (i.e. 'IN USE'), you get an ORA-00313 in the alert log and a trace file is generated.

The alert log contains information like below:

...
Errors in file /u01/app/oracle/diag/rdbms/v1120/v1120/trace/v1120_lgwr_29937.trc:
ORA-00313: open failed for members of log group 1 of thread 1
...

Cause

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