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archiver error. Connect internal only, until freed
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maximum number of processes exceeded
error signaled in parallel query server
ORACLE instance terminated. Disconnection forced
TNS:packet writer failure
see ORA-12699
missing right parenthesis
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invalid file operation
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RE: drop database ... something I would have never thought I'd use

Mary Bahrami


Would it have worked to create another undo TS, alter system set undo =
TS=3Dx?, drop old one?

-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce@(protected)
Sent: Friday, February 18, 2005 5:25 PM
To: oracle-l
Subject: drop database ... something I would have never thought I'd use

A failure of a hardware RAID controller (driver, perhaps) caused this
(along with GBs of trace files):

Fri Feb 18 20:15:45 2005
Running with 1 strand for Non-Enterprise Edition
Running without dynamic strand for Non-Enterprise Edition
Fri Feb 18 20:15:45 2005
Starting ORACLE instance (normal)
Fri Feb 18 20:15:46 2005
ORACLE Instance easdev (pid =3D 7) - Error 1578 encountered while
recovering transaction (4, 2).
Fri Feb 18 20:15:46 2005
Errors in file d:\oracle\admin\easdev\bdump\easdev_smon_3400.trc:
ORA-01578: ORACLE data block corrupted (file # 2, block # 20551)

Here is a fix for block corruption:

Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
(C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\ora-dba>d:

D:\>set oracle_sid=3Dfodder

D:\>sqlplus /nolog

SQL*Plus: Release - Production on Fri Feb 18 20:15:26 2005

Copyright (c) 1982, 2004, Oracle. All rights reserved.

SQL> connect / as sysdba
Connected to an idle instance.
SQL> shutdown abort;
ORACLE instance shut down.
SQL> startup nomount;
ORACLE instance started.

Total System Global Area 612368384 bytes
Fixed Size             790352 bytes
Variable Size         174321840 bytes
Database Buffers       436207616 bytes
Redo Buffers           1048576 bytes

SQL> alter database mount exclusive;

Database altered.

SQL> alter system enable restricted session;

System altered.

SQL> drop database;

Database dropped.

Disconnected from Oracle Database 10g Release - Production
SQL> quit

Its quite amazing that a database, healthy or otherwise, can be
dropped in under a minute."Gone in 60 seconds ..."

I knew about the feature, I just thought that I would never use it.
Obviously, this is not a production system.
It is useful for testing backups, though.


#/etc/init.d/init.cssd stop
# f=3Dma, divide by 1, convert to moles.