ORA-16032 During Startup with LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_x Set Two Directories Deep
(Doc ID 989664.1)
Last updated on FEBRUARY 15, 2019
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52 [Release 8.1.5 to 11.2]
This affects Windows only.
When specifying a LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_x with a location that is Not Available (ie...doesn't exist)
that path is 2 directories deep
specified as OPTIONAL,
an ORA-16032 is generated preventing the Database from starting.
In this case a test was done listing:
Some Versions of the Database Software may show additional errors similar to:
ORA-16032: parameter LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_2 destination string cannot be translated
ORA-9291: sksachk: invalid device specified for archive destination
OSD-4018: Unable to access the specified directory or device.
O/S-Error: (OS-2) The system cannot find the file specified.
The "OPTIONAL" location is not available. This may be due to changing drive letters/UNC paths.
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