Ora-16401: Archivelog Rejected By Rfs (Doc ID 1183143.1)

Last updated on JULY 06, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.4 to 11.1.0.7 [Release 10.2 to 11.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 09-JAN-2014***

Symptoms

***Checked for relevance on 8-Jul-2015***
ORA-16401: ARCHIVELOG REJECTED BY RFS error occurs when incorrect naming convention for fal_client parameter is set.

Changes

***** Primary *****

log_archive_config DG_CONFIG=(p1ncm1,p1ncm2)
log_archive_dest_1 location=/u99/ORACLE/p1ncm1/archive valid_for=(ALL_LOGFILES,ALL_ROLES) db_unique_name=p1ncm1
log_archive_dest_2 service=p1ncm2_dgfal.csm.fub.com optional reopen=60 valid_for=(ONLINE_LOGFILES,PRIMARY_ROLE) db_unique_name=p1ncm2
fal_client p1ncm1_fc.csm.fub.com
fal_server p1ncm2_fs.csm.fub.com

--- alert_p1ncm1.log ---

ARC0 started with pid=14, OS id=23650
Sat Jul 17 11:25:27 2010
ARC0: Archival started
ARC1: Archival started
LGWR: STARTING ARCH PROCESSES COMPLETE
ARC1 started with pid=15, OS id=23652
Sat Jul 17 11:25:27 2010
ARC0: Becoming the 'no FAL' ARCH
ARC0: Becoming the 'no SRL' ARCH
Sat Jul 17 11:25:27 2010
Thread 1 opened at log sequence 4722
Current log# 2 seq# 4722 mem# 0: /u02/ORACLE/p1ncm1/p1ncm1.redo.g02.m01.rdo
Current log# 2 seq# 4722 mem# 1: /u03/ORACLE/p1ncm1/p1ncm1.redo.g02.m02.rdo
Successful open of redo thread 1
Sat Jul 17 11:25:27 2010
ARC1: Becoming the heartbeat ARCH

.....skipping ....

Tue Aug 10 08:47:18 2010
ALTER SYSTEM SET log_archive_trace=1 SCOPE=BOTH; <Tue Aug 10 16:00:55 2010
ALTER SYSTEM ARCHIVE LOG
Tue Aug 10 16:00:55 2010
Thread 1 cannot allocate new log, sequence 4938
Private strand flush not complete

.....skipping ....


Tue Aug 10 22:40:48 2010
Thread 1 advanced to log sequence 4939 (LGWR switch)
Tue Aug 10 22:40:48 2010
ARC0: Evaluating archive log 2 thread 1 sequence 4938

.....skipping ....


ALTER SYSTEM ARCHIVE LOG
ARCH: Evaluating archive log 3 thread 1 sequence 4939
Wed Aug 11 00:00:55 2010
Thread 1 advanced to log sequence 4940 (LGWR switch)
Current log# 4 seq# 4940 mem# 0: /u04/ORACLE/p1ncm1/p1ncm1.redo.g04.m01.rdo
Current log# 4 seq# 4940 mem# 1: /u01/ORACLE/p1ncm1/p1ncm1.redo.g04.m02.rdo
Wed Aug 11 00:00:55 2010
ARCH: Destination LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_2 archival not expedited
Wed Aug 11 00:00:55 2010
ARCH: Beginning to archive thread 1 sequence 4939 (7809558586167-7809568175169) (p1ncm1)
Wed Aug 11 00:00:55 2010
ARCH: Creating local archive destination LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_1: '/u99/ORACLE/p1ncm1/archive/p1ncm1.arch.4939.1.673712453.log' (thread 1 sequence 4939)
(p1ncm1)
Wed Aug 11 00:00:55 2010
ARC0: Evaluating archive log 3 thread 1 sequence 4939
ARC0: Unable to archive thread 1 sequence 4939
Log actively being archived by another process
Wed Aug 11 00:00:58 2010
ARCH: Closing local archive destination LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_1: '/u99/ORACLE/p1ncm1/archive/p1ncm1.arch.4939.1.673712453.log'
(p1ncm1)
Wed Aug 11 00:00:58 2010
Committing creation of archivelog '/u99/ORACLE/p1ncm1/archive/p1ncm1.arch.4939.1.673712453.log'
Invoking non-expedited destination LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_2 thread 1 sequence 4939 host p1ncm2_dgfal.csm.fub.com
Wed Aug 11 00:00:58 2010
ARCH: Completed archiving thread 1 sequence 4939 (7809558586167-7809568175169) (p1ncm1)
Wed Aug 11 00:00:58 2010
Redo Shipping Client Connected as PUBLIC
-- Connected User is Valid
Wed Aug 11 00:00:58 2010
FAL[server, ARC1]: Begin FAL noexpedite archive (dbid 0 branch 673712453 thread 1 sequence 4939 dest p1ncm2_dgfal.csm.fub.com)
Wed Aug 11 00:00:58 2010
ARC1: Creating remote archive destination LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_2: 'p1ncm2_dgfal.csm.fub.com' (thread 1 sequence 4939)
(p1ncm1)
Wed Aug 11 00:01:19 2010
ARC1: Closing remote archive destination LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_2: 'p1ncm2_dgfal.csm.fub.com'
(p1ncm1)
Wed Aug 11 00:01:20 2010
FAL[server, ARC1]: Complete FAL noexpedite archive (dbid 0 branch 673712453 thread 1 sequence 4939 destination p1ncm2_dgfal.csm.fub.com) <FAL[server, ARC1]: Begin FAL archive (dbid 0 branch 673712453 thread 1 sequence 4939 dest p1ncm2_fc.csm.fub.com)
Wed Aug 11 00:01:20 2010
ARC1: Creating remote archive destination LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_1: 'p1ncm2_fc.csm.fub.com' (thread 1 sequence 4939) <<<(p1ncm1)
Wed Aug 11 00:01:20 2010
Errors in file /u00/oracle/admin/p1ncm1/bdump/p1ncm1_arc1_23652.trc:
ORA-16401: archivelog rejected by RFS
FAL[server, ARC1]: Complete FAL archive (dbid 0 branch 673712453 thread 1 sequence 4939 destination p1ncm2_fc.csm.fub.com)
Wed Aug 11 01:00:01 2010
alter database backup controlfile to trace
Wed Aug 11 01:00:01 2010
Completed: alter database backup controlfile to trace
Wed Aug 11 01:00:14 2010
ALTER SYSTEM ARCHIVE LOG
Wed Aug 11 01:00:14 2010
Thread 1 cannot allocate new log, sequence 4941
Private strand flush not complete


********* Standby ********

log_archive_config DG_CONFIG=(p1ncm1,p1ncm2)
log_archive_dest_1 location=/u99/ORACLE/p1ncm2/archive valid_for=(ALL_LOGFILES,ALL_ROLES) db_unique_name=p1ncm2
log_archive_dest_2 service=p1ncm1_dgfal.csm.fub.com optional reopen=60 valid_for=(ONLINE_LOGFILES,PRIMARY_ROLE) db_unique_name=p1ncm1
fal_client p1ncm2_fc.csm.fub.com
fal_server p1ncm1_fs.csm.fub.com

--- alert_p1ncm2.log ---

Tue Aug 10 08:48:37 2010
ALTER SYSTEM SET log_archive_trace=1 SCOPE=BOTH;
Tue Aug 10 16:01:37 2010

Tue Aug 10 22:43:13 2010
Media Recovery Waiting for thread 1 sequence 4939
Wed Aug 11 00:01:23 2010
RFS[2]: Begin archive primary thread 1 sequence 4939 (p1ncm2)
Wed Aug 11 00:01:23 2010
RFS[2]: No standby redo logfiles created
Wed Aug 11 00:01:44 2010
RFS[2]: Completed archive primary log 0 thread 1 sequence 4939 (p1ncm2)
Wed Aug 11 00:01:44 2010
RFS[2]: Archived Log: '/u99/ORACLE/p1ncm2/archive/p1ncm1.arch.4939.1.673712453.log'
Committing creation of archivelog '/u99/ORACLE/p1ncm2/archive/p1ncm1.arch.4939.1.673712453.log'
Wed Aug 11 00:01:44 2010
Redo Shipping Client Connected as PUBLIC
-- Connected User is Valid
RFS[14]: Assigned to RFS process 32487
RFS[14]: Identified database type as 'physical standby'
Wed Aug 11 00:01:44 2010
RFS[14]: Begin archive primary thread 1 sequence 4939 (p1ncm2)
Wed Aug 11 00:01:44 2010
Errors in file /u00/oracle/admin/p1ncm2/udump/p1ncm2_rfs_32487.trc:
ORA-16401: archivelog rejected by RFS
Wed Aug 11 00:01:53 2010
Media Recovery Log /u99/ORACLE/p1ncm2/archive/p1ncm1.arch.4939.1.673712453.log
Wed Aug 11 00:02:43 2010

Cause

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