ORA-01276 when adding logfile thread (Doc ID 1926495.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 09, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 9.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 09-Sep-2016***

Symptoms

While adding a logfile thread, below error appears :

ALTER DATABASE ADD LOGFILE THREAD 2
 GROUP 3(
      '+DATA1/testrac/onlinelog/group_3.261.855652147',
    '+DATA2/testrac/onlinelog/group_3.261.855652175'
    ) SIZE 5120M BLOCKSIZE 512 REUSE,
 GROUP 4(
      '+DATA1/testrac/onlinelog/group_4.261.855652147',
    '+DATA2/testrac/onlinelog/group_4.261.855652175'
    ) SIZE 5120M BLOCKSIZE 512 REUSE;

ERROR at line 1:
ORA-01276: Cannot add file +DATA1/testrac/onlinelog/group_3.261.855652147.
File has an Oracle Managed Files file name.

Changes

 Above example was implemented in RAC database, but same error may appear when adding a logfile to non-RAC database.

Cause

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