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After failover, reinstate of old primary fails with ORA-16795 even though flashback is enabled (Doc ID 2121460.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

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


After failover, reinstate of old primary  fails with ORA-16795 even though flashback is enabled :

DGMGRL> reinstate database dgdb    
ORA-16795: the standby database needs to be re-created

Configuration details cannot be determined by DGMGRL


Following messages were seen in the broker log :


Preparing database for reinstatement
03/17/2016 09:22:10
Notifying DMON of db close
Notifying RSM0 of db close
03/17/2016 09:22:12
Data Guard Broker shutting down
RSM0 successfully terminated
2016-03-17 09:22:14.641 >> DMON Process Shutdown <<
03/17/2016 09:23:49
>> Starting Data Guard Broker bootstrap <<
Broker Configuration File Locations:
dg_broker_config_file1 = "/oracle/app/oracle/product/db/"
dg_broker_config_file2 = "/oracle/app/oracle/product/db/"
2016-03-17 09:23:52.438 DMON: Boot configuration (0.0.0), loading from "/oracle/app/oracle/product/db/"
2016-03-17 09:23:52.439 DMON: FSFO - observer ping countdown timer - oTime reset to current time
2016-03-17 09:23:52.439 Database needs to be reinstated or re-created, Data Guard broker ready <<<<<<<<
2016-03-17 09:23:52.439 7fffffff 0 DMON: Entered rfm_release_chief_lock() for CTL_BOOTSTRAP
2016-03-17 10:26:51.410 Data Guard Broker shutting down



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