Alter Pluggable Database...Instances=ALL Doesn't Work for Remote RAC Instances

(Doc ID 2056995.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 26, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Following commands to open or close PDB across all instances in RAC only works on local instance, but not working for remote instances. The command doesn't even show up in remote instance alert log.

alter pluggable database <PDB_NAME> close immediate instances=ALL;
alter pluggable database <PDB_NAME> open instances=ALL;

For example:

SQL> select inst_id, open_mode from gv$pdbs where name='PDB1';

---------- ----------
        1 READ WRITE  
        2 READ WRITE  

On Instance 1:

SQL> alter pluggable database PDB1 close immediate instances=ALL;

Pluggable database altered.

SQL>  select inst_id, open_mode from gv$pdbs where name='PDB1' order by 1;

---------- ---------- ---
        1 MOUNTED
        2 READ WRITE                        <----- didn't close PDB on 2nd instance



 May have changed Parallel Query (PQ) related parameters.


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