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ORA-01154 trying to shutdown second Standby Database in Maximum Protection (Doc ID 1431533.1)

Last updated on APRIL 03, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.0.6 and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Setup:

Behaviour:

If we now try to shutdown such a Standby Database which is open READ ONLY, if fails with

ORA-01154: database busy. Open, close, mount, and dismount not allowed

although the remaining Standby Databases are serving the Maximum Protection Mode, too.

In the ALERT.LOG we can find Entries like this:

Attempt to shut down Standby Database
Standby Database operating in NO DATA LOSS mode
Detected primary database alive, shutdown primary first, shutdown aborted

Cause

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