ORA-16059: Empty Log File Or Invalid Next Available Block
(Doc ID 2686014.1)
Last updated on AUGUST 26, 2020
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124.0 [Release 11.2 to 20.0]
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One or more archive log files may not get shipped to a Standby/Downstream/Mining database. Intermittently the error ORA-16059 is reported on the Source and the Sequence is rejected at the target side.
ORA-16059: empty log file or invalid next available block
for Example: redo transfer from a source 12.1 or 12.2 database to Destination 19c Downstream DB.
The RFS** traces shows messages like below:
During the write operation of the archivelog to the downstream/mining/standby side, when there is ORA-16059 encountered on the Source DB, the write operation is rejected on the target side, and the partially written file is replaced with the next sequence.
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