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I'm configuring data guard. I want to register the local_listener parameter with two tnsnames: tnsname1 and tnsname2.

I use `ALTER SYSTEM SET LOCAL_LISTENER='tnsname1','tnsname2';

but it doesn't work. Can anyone help me?


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Not sure I understand exactly what you're trying to do here. The LOCAL_LISTENER parameter defines an oracle listener or list of listeners, typically defined in your tnsnames.ora file, that your instance should register with. For example:


This means you have two listeners running on your local server, one at port 1521 and the other at 1522. Use:


to register your database with those two listeners. I don't think you can specify multiple tnsnames entries in the command.

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Then in the tnsnames.ora file configure two listeners for that name.

tnsname1 = (ADDRESS_LIST = (ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = host1)(PORT = 1521)) (ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = host1)(PORT = 6000)) )

If the listeners are not local use ALTER SYSTEM SET REMOTE_LISTENER='tnsname2';

tnsname2 = (ADDRESS_LIST = (ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = host2)(PORT = 3000)) (ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = host3)(PORT = 4000)) )

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