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NID Utility Failed With NID-00135 "There are 2 active threads" (Doc ID 2150372.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

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


Issue Clarification

Attempt to change a database DBID of a RAC database fails with "NID-00135: There are 2 active threads" even though cluster_database is set to false.

Steps taken:

1. Shutdown all instances in the cluster (Make sure shutdown immediate is clean and not hung).

2. Startup mount only on one of the instances

3. Make the parameter cluster_database=false or try to comment all cluster related parameters.


[oracle@droda1ra1 ~]$ sqlplus / as sysdba

SQL*Plus: Release Production on Thu Jun 2 17:53:40 2016

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Connected to:
Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release - 64bit Production
With the Partitioning, Real Application Clusters, OLAP, Data Mining
and Real Application Testing options

SQL> show parameter cluster

------------------------------------ ----------- ------------------------------
cluster_database boolean FALSE
cluster_database_instances integer 1

 4. Use NID utility to change the DBID/DBNAME 

nid TARGET=sys/xxxxxxx

DBNEWID: Release - Production on Thu Jun 2 17:53:19 2016

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Connected to database APPSDEV (DBID=2082004682)

NID-00135: There are 2 active threads

Change of database ID failed during validation - database is intact.
DBNEWID - Completed with validation errors.




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