recently I've faced a situation, where I have to direct the arch logs simultaneously to 2nd destination, different than my standby server, also different than my primary server, 3rd server. AIX6.1, Oracle 10.2.0.3.
I want to put, as log_archive_dest_3, different server, where logs will be gathered for safety reasons. Is that possible? I know I can set many locations on my primary, alternate locations, but can't find a way to direct them to 3rd server.
I can't say for sure without testing, but using log_archive_dest_3 and the SERVICE parameter would require an oracle instance on your 3rd location in order to receive the archivelogs. It sounds like you already have a standby database already configured in location 2, and you mentioned you just wanted another alternate location off the primary server.
If I understand your situation clearly, why not mount a shared volume from your 3rd server, on to the primary server and point your log_archive_dest_3 there? So you end up with something like: