I have created standby database on same server ( windows XP) and using oracle 11g . I want to synchronize my standby database with primary database . So I tried to apply redo logs from primary to standby database as follow .
My standby database is open and Primary database is not started (instance not started) because only one database can run in Exclusive Mode as DB_NAME is same for both database. I run the following command on the standby database.
SQL> ALTER DATABASE RECOVER MANAGED STANDBY DATABASE DISCONNECT FROM SESSION;
It returns "Database altered" . But when I checked the last archive log on primary database, its sequence is 189 while on standby database it is 177. That mean archived redo logs are not applied on standby database.
The tnsnames.ora file contains entry for both service primary & standby database and same service has been used to transmit and receive redo logs.
1. How to resolve this issue ?
2.Is it compulsory to have Primary database open ?
3. I have created standby control file by using command
SQL> ALTER DATABASE CREATE STANDBY CONTROLFILE AS ‘D:\APP\ORACLE\ORADATA\TESTCAT\CONTROLFILE\CONTROL_STAND1.CTL‘;
So database name in the standby control file is same as primary database name (PRIM). And hence init.ora file of standby database also contains DB_NAME = 'PRIM' parameter. I can't change it because it returns error of mismatch database name on startup. Should I have different database name for both or existing one is correct ?
Can anybody help me to come out from this stuck ?
Thanks & Regards
Thank you Girish. It solved my redo apply problem. I set log_archive_dest parameter again and then I checked archive redo log sequence number. It was same for both primary and standby database. But still table on standby database is not being refresh.
I did following scenario.
1. Inserted 200000 rows in emp table of Scott user on Primary database and commit changes.
2. Then I synchronized standby database by using Alter database command. And I also verify that archive log sequence number is same for both database. It mean archived logs from primary database has been applied to standby database.
3. But when I count number of rows in emp table of scott user on standby database, it returns only 14 rows even of redo log has been applied.
So my question is why changes made to primary database is not reflected on standby database although redo logs has been applied ?
When I google (without double quotes) "standby sync primary" I found many good links. Whatever you have posted it is not clear to me where is problem i.e. in redo shipping or applying, which type of standby you have, how you configured it etc. So, I would suggest to just search with google with mentioned keywords and if you still have problem, just show us sqlplus cut and paste so that we may know what you are doing and how Oracle is responding you.