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Unable to connect to read only database, Getting error ORA-00604 ORA-16000 (Doc ID 461653.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 14, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 9.2 to 10.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


A read-only database is cloned from a read-write production database.
The read-only database is brought to sync with the production database everyday and is used only for reporting.

At times, users are unable to connect to the database, otherwise they can login to the read-only database without any problem.

The error they receive is:
ORA-00604: Error occurred at recursive SQL line 1
ORA-16000: Database open for read-only access


Profile has been set for the users connecting to the read-only database.


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