my server was unexpectedly rebooted.

after the server boot up I received the following error when trying to start up the database:

ORA-16038: log 4 sequence# 1781 cannot be archived
ORA-19504: failed to create file ""
ORA-00312: online log 4 thread 1: "[LOCATION OF LOG]"

is there anything I can do about this? Thanks for the help.


check how much free space you have on archive destination FS ,Clean up some space and try again should work

you can also clean up logs if you dont need any them from RMAN RMAN> delete archivelog all; OR clean up not required logs delete archivelog until time 'xxxx'

  • I think a bit more investigation is warranted before you start blowing away archive logs. – Flup May 21 '13 at 7:04
  • Thanks allot, I hade 4KB of free space on the archive drive, cleaned it up and it works – Benjamin Albert May 21 '13 at 10:56

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