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Using redo_transport_user DGMGRL Switchover Command Fails With ORA-1033 AND ORA-1219 (Doc ID 2266328.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 04, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 12.1]
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 Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
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Using redo_transport_user for redo transport connections.  

Switchover via DataGuard Broker in a multi-tenant Active DataGuard environment when REDO_TRANSPORT_USER is set to a user defined user, fails with ORA-01219
using password file authentication.   Although the roles are switched the former primary database, now the standby, is left mounted showing errors in alert and drc logs which looks like a password file problem ORA-1033.                                                  

Data Guard broker shows ORA-16665: timeout waiting for the result from a database


drc.log on the primary reports the following errors:

Notifying Oracle Clusterware to prepare primary database for switchover
06/27/2016 12:22:28
Failed to connect to remote database TEST_B. Error is ORA-01033
Failed to send message to site TEST_B. Error code is ORA-01033.
Switchover Aborted due to errors
  Site named: TEST_A is still primary
  error = ORA-01033

DGMGRL> switchover to 'TEST_B';
Performing switchover NOW, please wait...
Operation requires a connection to instance "TEST2" on database "TEST_B"
Connecting to instance "TEST2"...
Connected as SYSDG.
Error: ORA-16665: timeout waiting for the result from a database

Unable to switchover, primary database is still "TEST_A"



 Configured redo_transport_user for Data Guard


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