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Archiving Fails With ORA-16038 and ORA-19504 (Doc ID 1928570.1)

Last updated on JULY 05, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema 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
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


After the server was patched on OS level, the following database error messages are reported in the alert.log file:

Unable to create archive log file '/path/name.arc'
ARC3: Error 19504 Creating archive log file to '/path/name.arc'
ARCH: Archival stopped, error occured. Will continue retrying.
ORACLE instance "name" - Archival error
ORA-16038: log 3 sequence #2639 cannot be archived
ORA-19504: failed to create file "name"
ORA-00312: online log 3 thread 1: '/path/redo03.log'
ORA-16014: log 3 sequence #2639 not archived, no available destinations.


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