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

Last updated on FEBRUARY 14, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.1.0.2 to 11.2.0.2 - Release: 10.1 to 11.2
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Data Guard SWITCHOVER stops with this Error:

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


Changes

Enabling Archiving to the old Primary before the Switchover  

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

Cause

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