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'APPLIED'-Column not updated if Heartbeat-ARCH hangs (Doc ID 1369630.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 01, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.1 [Release 9.2 to 11.2]
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
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
*** Reviewed the relevance on March 26, 2013 ***

Symptoms

You most likely hit this Problem in the affected Versions if the following Symptoms are matching your Situation:

  • Data Guard Environment with a Physical or Logical Standby Database in Place
  • Log Transport and Log Apply Services appear to be up and running
  • Even Data Guard Broker (if used) does not show any Errors
  • RMAN does not delete ArchiveLogs on Primary Database although they have been successfully applied on the Standby Database (Typically RMAN-8120 is raised when it attempts to delete the Archive Log)
  • When querying v$archived_log on the Primary Database we can find that the 'APPLIED' column does not get updated any more and still shows 'NO' for recent Archive Logs. 

Cause

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