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ORA-16631: operation requires shutdown of database or instance

On short, after upgrading one of my databases from 11203 to 11204, I’ve noticed that the standby database was in a DISABLED state:

 

DGMGRL> show configuration

Configuration - DG_CONFIG

Protection Mode: MaxPerformance
 Databases:
DB_PRI- Primary database
 DB_STANDBY - Physical standby database (disabled)

Fast-Start Failover: DISABLED

Configuration Status:
SUCCESS

 

I tried to set it to ENABLED state like this:

DGMGRL> enable database 'DB_STANDBY'
Error: ORA-16631: operation requires shutdown of database or instance ""

Failed.
DGMGRL> exit

To fix this, I’ve found the following document on Metalink:

Ora-16631: Operation Requires Shutdown Of Database Or Instance “” On Physical Standby (Doc ID 1258074.1)

DGMGRL> show configuration

Configuration - DG_CONFIG

Protection Mode: MaxPerformance
 Databases:
 DB_PRI - Primary database
 DB_STANDBY - Physical standby database (disabled)

Fast-Start Failover: DISABLED

Configuration Status:
SUCCESS

DGMGRL> edit database 'DB_STANDBY' set state='ONLINE';
Error: ORA-16635: network connection failed during transmission

Failed.
DGMGRL> show configuration

Configuration - DG_CONFIG

Protection Mode: MaxPerformance
 Databases:
 DB_PRI - Primary database
 DB_STANDBY - Physical standby database

Fast-Start Failover: DISABLED

Configuration Status:
SUCCESS

DGMGRL>

 

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Author:

I am an Oracle DBA with experience in Maximum Availability technology such as RAC, Data Guard, Grid Control and ASM. I worked with version 9i through 12c on a number of operating systems. Next to that I have an extensive experience with PL/SQL, Oracle eBusiness Suite and shell scripting. Specialties: Oracle RAC & ASM (Configuration/Monitoring/Tuning) Oracle Data Guard (Configuration/Monitoring/Tuning) EM12c (Installation / troubleshooting) SQL & PLSQL *nix Shell scripting

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