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ORA-16191 and ORA-1017 reported for Log Transport to Standby when using "redo_transport_user" (Doc ID 2848435.1)

Last updated on APRIL 17, 2023

Applies to:

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


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For the purposes of this document, the following fictitious environment is used as an example to describe the procedure:

Database name                     : ORCL

Primary db db_unique_name  : ORCL

Standby db db_unique_name : ORCLDR


ORA-16191 and ORA-1017 reported for Log Transport when using "redo_transport_user"


 Following checks were done and passed 

1. Check where the Password File is located :

a. If within '$ORACLE_HOME/dbs", then File naming should be as "orapw$ORACLE_SID" (example : orapwORCL)

    For RAC, need to ensure that correct ORACLE_SID/INSTANCE_NAME is reflecting in the Password File Name of each instance (orapw$ORACLE_SID => example : orapwORCL1, orapwORCL2)

b. Password File within ASM Disk Group and registered in OCR

    Check the output of "$ srvctl config database -d <db_unique_name>" to see if Password File field is populated

2. Checksum of Password Files at Primary and Standby should match

    Check the output of "md5sum orapwORCL" at each Node of Primary and Standby

3. remote_login_passwordfile=EXCLUSIVE

4. sec_case_sensitive_logon=TRUE

    If set to TRUE, then ensure that password file is created with option IGNORECASE=N
    If set to FALSE, then ensure that password file is created with option IGNORECASE=Y


Redo transport configured to use 'redo_transport_user=REDO_USER'


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