ORA-16629 database reports a different protection level from the protection mode

(Doc ID 1319903.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 12, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

a) 11.2.0.1 Primary with a Physical standby operating in MaxAvailability Mode managed via Data Guard Broker
b) SYNC redo transport & Standby Redo logs are configured
c) standby's standby redo logs (SRL) size don't match with Primary's Online Redo Logs size (ORL)
d) standby's v$standby_log.status  shows "UNASSIGNED" for all SRL Group,
    It confirms that we don't use SRL
e) Redo transport & Redo Apply does not get hampered
f) Primary & standby v$database.protection_level shows "RESYNCHRONIZATION"

 

Cause

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