All Oracle Error Codes
Oracle DBA Forum

Frequent Oracle Errors

TNS:could not resolve the connect identifier specified
Backtrace message unwound by exceptions
invalid identifier
PL/SQL compilation error
internal error
missing expression
table or view does not exist
end-of-file on communication channel
TNS:listener unknown in connect descriptor
insufficient privileges
PL/SQL: numeric or value error string
TNS:protocol adapter error
ORACLE not available
target host or object does not exist
invalid number
unable to allocate string bytes of shared memory
resource busy and acquire with NOWAIT specified
error occurred at recursive SQL level string
ORACLE initialization or shutdown in progress
archiver error. Connect internal only, until freed
snapshot too old
unable to extend temp segment by string in tablespace
Credential retrieval failed
missing or invalid option
invalid username/password; logon denied
unable to create INITIAL extent for segment
out of process memory when trying to allocate string bytes
shared memory realm does not exist
cannot insert NULL
TNS:unable to connect to destination
remote database not found ora-02019
exception encountered: core dump
inconsistent datatypes
no data found
TNS:operation timed out
PL/SQL: could not find program
existing state of packages has been discarded
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
name is already used by an existing object
cannot identify/lock data file
invalid file operation
quoted string not properly terminated

RE: missing controlfile when add node

Randy Johnson


Your first point is spot on. Wish I had thought of it. I second the notion of the device mappings and method of verifying them.
Randy Johnson
Sr. Technical Consultant
Enkitec, LLP

Office ..... 817-255-3580
Mobile .... 817-564-6583
Email ..... randy.johnson@enkitec.com

From: oracle-l-bounce@freelists.org [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@freelists.org] On Behalf Of Dan Norris
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2007 11:07 AM
To: ujang.jaenudin@gmail.com; oracle-l@freelists.org
Subject: Re: missing controlfile when add node

Well, this is one case where I think that Oracle is being pretty good about telling you what's happening. I'd start by making sure that your spfile is shared between all instances. That will force the control_files parameter to be the same on all nodes (since it should be *.control_files).

Once you do that, if the problem still exists, then it is probably the case that your devices aren't mapped the same on this new node you're adding. That is /dev/rdsk/c2t0d59s6 isn't the same device from the other RAC nodes. You'll probably need a sysadmin to help determine which devices are which on each node. If you can (without harming data), I usually use dd to make sure that devices are the same on all nodes. That is:

node1$ dd if=/etc/hosts of=/dev/rdsk/c2t0d0s6 bs=4k

then, go to node2 and do:

node2$ dd if=/dev/rdsk/c2t0d0s6 of=/tmp/hosts-from-node1 bs=4k

and verify that /tmp/hosts-from-node1 matches /etc/hosts on node1. Of course, when you're adding a node to an existing cluster, you probably can't do that, but I thought it may be helpful. However, you could do this:

node1$ dd if=/dev/rdsk/c2t0d59s6 of=/tmp/fromnode1.dbf bs=8k count=100
node2$ dd if=/dev/rdsk/c2t0d59s6 of=/tmp/fromnode2.dbf bs=8k count=100

Then, ftp (in binary mode) or scp the files to the same node and do a diff on them. If they're different, then the devices aren't the same one on each node. There should be no harm to the data on this device by doing the dd outlined above, but I'd still do it when the existing RAC instances are shutdown (I wouldn't use abort in this case :).


----- Original Message ----
From: Ujang Jaenudin <ujang.jaenudin@gmail.com>
To: oracle-l@freelists.org
Sent: Wednesday, July 4, 2007 9:17:52 AM
Subject: missing controlfile when add node


does anyone have an experience regarding add nodes in RAC environment
and about controlfile wrong?

solaris 5.9

3rd node was added, and try to mount database:

ORA-00203: using the wrong control files
ORA-00202: control file: '/dev/rdsk/c2t0d59s6'


No virus found in this incoming message.
Checked by AVG Free Edition.
Version: 7.5.476 / Virus Database: 269.9.14/885 - Release Date: 7/3/2007 10:02 AM

No virus found in this outgoing message.
Checked by AVG Free Edition.
Version: 7.5.476 / Virus Database: 269.9.14/885 - Release Date: 7/3/2007 10:02 AM