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Adding an new Standby fails with error Ora-12154: TNS:could not resolve the connect identifier specified (Doc ID 1240558.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 30, 2024

Applies to:

Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 9.0.1 to 12.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.



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fictitious data from the Oracle sample schema(s), Public Documentation delivered with an Oracle database product or
other training material. Any similarity to actual environments, actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental and
not intended in any manner.

For the purposes of this document, the following fictitious environment is used as an example to describe the procedure:

Primary Net Connection Alias: remote_dest_new
Standby Service Name: STDBY
Database Name: ORCL22


When adding or changing the parameter log_archive_dest_<n> to point to a newly created standby database, the archiver process for the new destination reports the following error in the alert log


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