Month: December 2011

Recovering disk failures that comprise undo segements


This is just a snapshot of some sitation that happened quite a while ago on a 10g oracle database. I’m not going to dive into the details that much, just providing some selects to decipher the scenario and show up one of the probable ways of resolving the problem.

Jep, due to a disk failure, as i noticed during the analysis, some statements and things complained about datafiles being offline. An attempt to re-online some datafile resulted in an ORA-00376 error as follows:

SQL> ALTER DATABASE DATAFILE 'H:\app_ORACLE\SAN_4\ORADATA\appxyz\stuff\app_UTL_06.DBF' ONLINE;
ALTER DATABASE DATAFILE 'H:\app_ORACLE\SAN_4\ORADATA\appxyz\stuff\app_UTL_06.DBF' ONLINE
*
FEHLER in Zeile 1:
ORA-00376: Datei 6 kann zur Zeit nicht gelesen werden
ORA-01110: Datendatei 6: 'H:\app_ORACLE\SAN_3\ORADATA\appxyz\UNDOTBS03.DBF'

Looking up dba_data_files produced this output:

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