Archive Log Creation Fails With Errors ORA-16014, ORA-00312 (Doc ID 1373314.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 06, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.8 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 9.2 to 12.1]
Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 21-Jul-2017***

Symptoms

When attempting to run "alter system switch logfile;", the session hangs and following errors are reported in the alert log and trace file:

Alert log :

Sun Oct 30 03:01:55 2011
ARC1: Failed to archive log 3 thread 3 sequence 122674
Sun Oct 30 03:01:55 2011
Errors in file /apps/oracle/9.2.0/admin/cwld/bdump/cwld_arc1_889040.trc:
ORA-16014: log 3 sequence# 122674 not archived, no available destinations
ORA-00312: online log 3 thread 3: '/data/oradata/cwld/redo3.log'


Trace file :

*** SESSION ID 8.1) 2011-10-30 03:01:55.659
Encountered disk I/O error 19502
*** 2011-10-30 03:01:59.960 51426 kcrr.c
ARC0: I/O error 19502 archiving log 3 to '/data3/oradata/cwld/archive/arch_1_122674.arc'



Changes

In our example, the database was moved (to new SAN).

Cause

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