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Snapshot Standby database reports ORA-16541 when converting back to Physical Standby (Doc ID 1969548.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 17, 2023

Applies to:

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


 When converting a Snapshot Standby database back to Physical Standby, the following errors are reported:
     ORA-16541: database is not enabled


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For the purposes of this document, the following fictitious environment is used as an example to describe the procedure:


Configuration - PRIM_config
 Protection Mode: MaxPerformance
   PRIM   - Primary database
   STDBY  - Physical standby database
  SNAPDB - Snapshot standby database                          >> snapshot db

Fast-Start Failover: DISABLED

Configuration Status:

DGMGRL> Converting database "SNAPDB" to a Physical Standby database, please wait...
Operation requires shutdown of instance "SNAPDB" on database "SNAPDB"
Shutting down instance "SNAPDB"...
Database closed.
Database dismounted.
ORACLE instance shut down.
Operation requires startup of instance "SNAPDB" on database "SNAPDB"
Starting instance "SNAPDB"...
ORACLE instance started.
Database mounted.
Continuing to convert database "SNAPDB" ...
Error: ORA-16541: database is not enabled

Failed to convert database "SNAPDB"


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