Archiver Failing With Ora-12571: Tns:Packet Writer Failure (Doc ID 1143523.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version 10.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked relevance on 31-DEC-2012***

Symptoms

Log shipment between primary and standby machines failing reporting ORA-12571: TNS:packet writer failure

SQL> select dest_id,status,error from v$archive_dest;

DEST_ID STATUS ERROR
-------- --------- -------------------------------------------------------
1 VALID
2 ERROR ORA-12571: TNS:packet writer failure
3 INACTIVE
4 INACTIVE
5 INACTIVE
6 INACTIVE
7 INACTIVE
8 INACTIVE
9 INACTIVE
10 INACTIVE

Alert log shows

Wed Jun 30 13:54:47 2010
Errors in file e:\oradata\orcl\admin\bdump\orcl_arca_4784.trc:
ORA-12571: TNS:packet writer failure

Cause

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