Unable To open Standby Database READ ONLY after Creation (Doc ID 733089.1)

Last updated on JUNE 07, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.8 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 9.2 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 11-DEC-2012***
***Checked for relevance on 5-Aug-2014***
** checked for relevance '23-Nov-2015' **


Symptoms

Trying to open standby readonly after restoring cold backup from primary returns following error.

SQL> alter database open read only;
alter database open read only
*
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-16004: backup database requires recovery
ORA-01152: file 1 was not restored from a sufficiently old backup
ORA-01110: data file 1: '/DB/HERCPROD/data07/system01.dbf'




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Changes

Creating new physical standby using cold backup taken from primary.
The standby controlfile was not create at the same time of cold backup.

Cause

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