Data Guard Standby Database log shipping failing reporting ORA-01031 and Error 1017 when using Redo Transport User

(Doc ID 1542132.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 03, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.0.6 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 11.1 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

***Reviewed for Relevance 16-Jul-2015 ***

**Checked for relevance on 26-Oct-2016**

 

Redo shipping and FAL requests are failing between the Primary and Standby sites. 

Enabling a trace of the event 16191 and reproducing the error using a defer and re-enable of the log archive shipping destination in the Primary site shows the following errors appear when a login attempt is made by the Primary to the standby site.

  Redo shipping client performing standby login

 

Archiver Trace Extract

 
The ARCH background process is attempting to connect to the standby site and failing reporting the errors in the trace file, 1031 insufficent privileges, 1017 and 16191.

Changes

 In this case the password file has been recreated and redistributed to the Primary and Standby sites and the RDBMS parameter redo_transport_user is set and SYSOPER has not been granted to the user specified in redo_transport_user.  Another scenario would be where the environment is a brand new environment where the parameter redo_transport_user has been implemented and SYSOPER has not been granted to the user specified in redo_transport_user.

Cause

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