Sandra, "Graceful Switchover" refers to a term in a paper by Lawrence To back in the 7.3.4 days. Both the online redo log and current controlfile had to be copied to the new location of the primary database (as well as any archived redo logs that were not applied). Basically, the standby is no longer a standby database. It is not activated. It simply is recovered and opened at the primary database, albeit on the server that used to house the standby database. Paul On 7/11/07, Sandra Becker <sbecker6925@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I don't have a problem switching logfiles. I get the errors when I issue the command "alter database commit to switchover to standby with session shutdown;" I'm thinking that when you have SE, you're not allowed to do the switch because you can't define a log_archive_dest_n. Poked around some more and found a document "Graceful Switchover and Switchback" for versions 7.3,8.0 ,8.1. It might be what I need to do. Haven't read the entire doc yet though. How did you do a graceful switchover on your SE databases? What about a failover? Sandy On 7/11/07, Neil Overend <neiloverend@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > I've had a few 9204, 9207 and 9208 SE databases (Linux and Windows > 2000) running with standbys. > > These settings work for us > log_archive_dest directory path > log_archive_duplex_dest directory path on different disk > log_archive_start TRUE > log_archive_max_processes 2 > > we switch logs using a dbms_job > > EXECUTE IMMEDIATE 'ALTER SYSTEM SWITCH LOGFILE' ; > > make sure you grant alter system directly to the owner of the job (not > via a role). > > Use "alter system archive log current" if you script the logswitch and > log transfer as the first statement returns immediatley (i.e your > script could carry on while the archive log is being written) but the > second statement only returns after the archive log is actually > written. > > Hope this helps, it's always worked for us. >
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