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'srvctl start database' Causes All Instances to Shutdown in Case of Corrupted Controlfile Error (Doc ID 2086820.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 13, 2019

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Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
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We see srvctl start database makes all instances shutdown in case of Corrupted Controlfile error state.

srvctl status database -d RACDB, shows that the database is down on node1/node2/node3 (even though the database is UP)

crsctl status resource -t gives us this information:

1 OFFLINE OFFLINE Corrupted Controlfile,STABLE
2 OFFLINE OFFLINE Corrupted Controlfile,STABLE
3 OFFLINE OFFLINE Corrupted Controlfile,STABLE

crsctl status resource ora.<dbname>.db -v gives us this information:

ID=ora.roadbed.db 2 1
LAST_RESTART=07/17/2015 20:58:56
LAST_STATE_CHANGE=07/22/2015 22:07:51
STATE_DETAILS=Corrupted Controlfile

In the alert log we see the following which is corresponding to above output LAST_STATE_CHANGE=07/22/2015 22:07:51

Wed Jul 22 22:07:50 2015
Hex dump of (file 0, block 9) in trace file <ORACLE_BASE>/diag/rdbms/<DBNAME>/<SID>/trace/<SID>_ckpt_5426.trc
Corrupt block relative dba: 0x00000009 (file 0, block 9)
Fractured block found during control file block read
Data in bad block:
type: 21 format: 2 rdba: 0x00000009
last change scn: 0xffff.0517794f seq: 0x1 flg: 0x04
spare1: 0x0 spare2: 0x0 spare3: 0x0
consistency value in tail: 0x79511501
check value in block header: 0x5ba
computed block checksum: 0x1e
Control file block read for fixed table access has failed due to concurrent controlfile updates.
This is not a real data corruption. Please retry the query.
Errors in file <ORACLE_BASE>/diag/rdbms/<DBNAME>/<SID>/trace/<sid>_ckpt_5426.trc:
ORA-00202: control file: '+DISKGROUP1/<dbname>/controlfile/current.1765.804590923'
Errors in file <ORACLE_BASE>/diag/rdbms/<DBNAME>/<SID>/trace/<sid>_ckpt_5426.trc (incident=300292):
ORA-00227: corrupt block detected in control file: (block 9, # blocks 1)
ORA-00202: control file: '+DISKGROUP1/<dbname>/controlfile/current.1765.804590923'
Incident details in: <ORACLE_BASE>/diag/rdbms/<DBNAME>/<SID>/incident/incdir_300292/<sid>_ckpt_5426_i300292.trc
Wed Jul 22 22:07:57 2015



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