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Database Crashed With Error ORA-00372: File Cannot Be Modified At This Time (Doc ID 2556704.1)

Last updated on MARCH 01, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
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Database is crashed with ORA-00372. Below is the snippet from the alert log entries. 

Errors in file /<path>/..dbw4_38303.trc:
ORA-00372: file 34 cannot be modified at this time
ORA-01110: data file 34: '/<path>/...261.1006858737'
Errors in file/<path>/.._dbw4_38303.trc  (incident=720831):

USER (ospid: 38316): terminating the instance due to error 372
System state dump requested by (instance=1, osid=38316 (DBW7)), summary=[abnormal instance termination].
System State dumped to trace file/<path>/..diag_38264_20190524001032.trc


No changes

Reported datafile is in ONLINE status and available at disk level. There is no issue with datafile. No corruption found.

Trace files shows One of the DML (insert/update) query is intermittently failing with ORA-00372 error.



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