Flash Recovery Area Full - Database Fails to Open ORA-16038 (Doc ID 337258.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 31, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 and later
Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 12.1.0.1 to 12.1.0.1 [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Database startup fails:

ORA-16038: log one sequence 3144 cannot be archived
ORA-19809: limit exceeded for recovery files
ORA-00312 online log 1 thread 1 <path to redo log file>

In the alert.log:
ORA-16014 signalled during: ALTER DATABASE open ...
ORA-19815: WARNING: db_recovery_file_dest_size of xxx bytes is 100.00% used, and has 0 remaining bytes available.


Cause

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