Connecting to SQL*Plus Generates ORA-00257: archiver is stuck
(Doc ID 121927.1)
Last updated on SEPTEMBER 29, 2023
Applies to:Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 22.214.171.124 and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Your database is in archive log mode and archiving works fine until
suddenly connecting via SQLPLUS generates the following error:
ORA-00257: archiver is stuck. CONNECT INTERNAL only, until freed
When connecting via sqlplus as internal and issuing:
alter system archive log all;
Then the following error message is generated:
ORA-16020: less destinations available than specified by
If you issue:
select * from v$archive_dest;
then the result shows status 'error' the following error message is generated:
ORA-19504: failed to create file %s
When space becomes available again after archives have been moved to tape
(or elsewhere) automatic archiving is not resumed.
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