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ORA-16014:   Log %s sequence# %s not archived, no available destinations

Expert Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonFebruary 17, 2015


Question:  I am a beginner and I see this ORA-16014 error in my alert log file:

ARC0: Error 19809 Creating archive log file to 'D:\ORACLE\ADMIN\FLASH_RECOVERY_AREA\V8\ARCHIVELOG\2011_02_16\O1_MF_1_354_U_.ARC' ORA-16014: log 3 sequence# 353 not archived, no available destinations

How do I address these errors?

Answer: You look at the ORA-16014.  

Start by learning to use the oerr utility to look up Oracle errors!

ORA-16014:   Log %s sequence# %s not archived, no available destinations

Cause:  An attempt was made to archive the named log, but the archive was unsuccessful. The archive failed because there were no archive log destinations specified or all destinations experienced debilitating errors.

Action: Verify that archive log destinations are being specified and/or take the necessary step to correct any errors that may have ocurred.

Setting your archive log destination is elementary, run this to see your setting:

 SQL> show parameter archive_dest    

If you have not set a log archive destination, you need to define the file and set the log_archive_dest_n parameter:  

ARCHIVE_LOG_DEST = destination

Where "destination" is your operating system specific path to archive log destination.

For example:

SQL> alter system set log_archive_dest_1='location=/u01/opt/oracle/mysid/arch1';
SQL> alter system set log_archive_dest_1='location=/u12/opt/oracle/mysid/arch1';
SQL > alter system switch logfile  

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