ORA-15173: entry 'archivelog' does not exist in directory '<db_name>' (Doc ID 1537863.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 31, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.4 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

1. Archiving stops with the following error which makes the database hung eventually.

ARCH: Archival stopped, error occurred. Will continue retrying
ORACLE Instance ORCL - Archival Error
ORA-16038: log 1 sequence# 11784 cannot be archived
ORA-00254: error in archive control string ''
ORA-00312: online log 1 thread 1: '+DATA/orcl/redo01.log'
ORA-15173: entry 'archivelog' does not exist in directory 'orcl'

 

2. This environment has been working for some time without any issue.

Cause

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