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ORA-16009 encountered during Data Guard Switchover (Doc ID 832645.1)

Last updated on APRIL 03, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 10.1 to 11.2]
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 Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Data Guard SWITCHOVER stops with this Error:

ORA-16009  remote archive log destination must be a STANDBY database


Enabling Archiving to the old Primary before the Switchover  

SQL> alter system set log_archive_dest_state_2='ENABLE' SCOPE=MEMORY


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