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Applied Archivelogs Are Not Deleted On Physical Standby Site from Flash Recovery Area (Doc ID 404338.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 30, 2022

Applies to:

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


Standby DB applies the archivelogs with a time lag of 4 hours. When the flash recovery area on the standby site is 100% full, the standby DB stops applying logs instead of automatically deleteting old (already applied) archive logs from the flash recovery area. We have to delete the old archivelogs manually in this case, although archivelog deletion policy is set to "APPLIED ON STANDBY".

Alertlog on physical standby shows:
ORA-19502: write error on file
"/<path>/<DBNAME>/<DBUNIQUENAME>/<archive_directory>/<archivelogname_thread#_<seqno>_<dbid>.arc",  blockno 2027521 (blocksize=512)
ORA-27063: number of bytes read/written is incorrect
IBM AIX RISC System/6000 Error: 28: No space left on device
Additional information: -1
Additional information: 1048576


Customer increased db_recovery_file_dest_size to 80G (85899345920 Bytes) on physical standby database, which was 40G before.


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