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TNS:packet writer failure
see ORA-12699
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Re: drop database ... something I would have never thought I'd use

Paul Drake



there was widespread block corruption in several datafiles as well in
the current redo log.
(I don't usually multiplex redo logs until after completing import/loads).
it was a test run of a migration to 10g and was easier to drop and
re-create the database.
well, attempt to re-create the database.
as the RAID volumes went offline even during reformatting the
filesystems ... no new database was created. I've done what I can do
with the box as far as firmware/driver updates and running
diagnostics. The issue will be escalated to a service call on Monday
with the hardware vendor.

Had the database been worth salvaging, yes, a new undo tablespace
would have been the way to go.


On Sat, 19 Feb 2005 04:54:40 -0800, Mary Bahrami
> Would it have worked to create another undo TS, alter system set undo TS=x?, drop old one?
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> Sent: Friday, February 18, 2005 5:25 PM
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> 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 = 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)
> ORA-01110: data file 2: 'K:\ORACLE\ORADATA\FODDER\UNDOTBS01.DBF'
> 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=fodder
> 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.
> Paul
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