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TNS:could not resolve the connect identifier specified
Backtrace message unwound by exceptions
invalid identifier
PL/SQL compilation error
internal error
missing expression
table or view does not exist
end-of-file on communication channel
TNS:listener unknown in connect descriptor
insufficient privileges
PL/SQL: numeric or value error string
TNS:protocol adapter error
ORACLE not available
target host or object does not exist
invalid number
unable to allocate string bytes of shared memory
resource busy and acquire with NOWAIT specified
error occurred at recursive SQL level string
ORACLE initialization or shutdown in progress
archiver error. Connect internal only, until freed
snapshot too old
unable to extend temp segment by string in tablespace
Credential retrieval failed
missing or invalid option
invalid username/password; logon denied
unable to create INITIAL extent for segment
out of process memory when trying to allocate string bytes
shared memory realm does not exist
cannot insert NULL
TNS:unable to connect to destination
remote database not found ora-02019
exception encountered: core dump
inconsistent datatypes
no data found
TNS:operation timed out
PL/SQL: could not find program
existing state of packages has been discarded
maximum number of processes exceeded
error signaled in parallel query server
ORACLE instance terminated. Disconnection forced
TNS:packet writer failure
see ORA-12699
missing right parenthesis
name is already used by an existing object
cannot identify/lock data file
invalid file operation
quoted string not properly terminated

Re: Database recovery problem

Mladen Gogala



On 09/20/2005 07:55:06 AM, Onkar N Tiwary wrote:
> hi all,
> We have got one oracle 9i rel 2 on windows 2000 running in no-archive log
> mode.

Well, now you know what archive log mode is for.

> the problem is one of the dba of the other team has deleted some of
> the dbf files while the database was running and tablespace was online.

Kiss it goodbye. Your database is gone with the wind.

> after deleting the file he re-started the database which while opening throw
> error saying that file needs recovery. I was told to do this . I have
> created the dbf files also but while recovering the dbfs using RECOVER
> the archive files . output is below mentioned :
> ORA-00279: change 38062424 generated at 05/13/2005 00:52:05 needed for
> thread 1
> ORA-00289: suggestion : F:\ORACLE\ORA92\RDBMS\ARC00397.001
> ORA-00280: change 38062424 for thread 1 is in sequence #397
> Specify log: {<RET>=suggested | filename | AUTO | CANCEL}
> I dont know why its asking for the archive files.???

Because it needs them to recover the file.

> Btw the team who is
> owning the database has not taken any backup.

This is great! You don't have any backup and the data is gone!
Recovery is usually done from backup. Don't panic, always have
the Guide and a towel. There will be Heart of Gold, space ship with
an infinite improbability drive, to help you out. It is the only
thing that can do that.

> If anyone has got the problem
> like this , plz. share ur experience so that I can perform this.

Solution can be found by contacting www.dice.com or www.monster.com.
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Mladen Gogala