Monthly Archives: April 2014

Enable flashback fails with ORA-01153

I was quickly running out of space in the flash recovery area & decided to turn off flashback logging. SQL> alter database flashback off; Database altered. But later while enabling, it failed with following error SQL> alter database flashback on; alter database … Continue reading

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ORA-27211: Failed to load Media Management Library

Recently after database out-of-place upgrade to a higher version (11.2.0.x to 11.2.0.x+1), TAPE backup started failing with following error RMAN> ALLOCATE CHANNEL FOR MAINTENANCE DEVICE TYPE SBT; RMAN-00571: =========================================================== RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS =============== RMAN-00571: =========================================================== RMAN-03009: failure … Continue reading

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Oracle Restart upgrade fails with INS-40406 – The installer detects no existing Oracle Grid Infrastructure software

While upgrading 11203 Oracle restart environment to 11204, screen 2 – Selected option – “Upgrade oracle grid infra or oracle ASM”, fails with INS-40406 – The installer detects no existing Oracle Grid Infrastructure software Error. Following inventory entries were present, … Continue reading

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