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ORA-16072 at Startup after Removing Data Guard Configuration (Doc ID 245731.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 23, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.0.1.0 and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

You have a Data Guard Configuration running either in Maximum Availability or
Maximum Protection Mode. Now you want to remove your Data Guard environment
for any reason. You remove the Standby Database and delete all configuration
files and parameters. If you want to restart the Primary Database, the startup
fails in mount state with the following error:

ORA-16072: a minimum of one standby database destination is required
Instance terminated by LGWR

You may also get:

ORA-03113: End-of-file on Communication Channel

 

Changes

Removed DataGuard Configuration (Physical Standby Database) 

Cause

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