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ORA-00256: error occurred in translating archive text string '/d0arch/SMM1'

Teck Sim
Frequent Advisor

ORA-00256: error occurred in translating archive text string '/d0arch/SMM1'

After cloning a copy of production to SMM1, I tried to recover those logfiles:

SVRMGR> @SMM1.sql
ORACLE instance started.
Total System Global Area 441974080 bytes
Fixed Size 38984 bytes
Variable Size 132277496 bytes
Database Buffers 104857600 bytes
Redo Buffers 204800000 bytes
Statement processed.
SVRMGR> recover database until time '22-AUG-2002:23:00:00' using backup controle
ORA-00256: error occurred in translating archive text string '/d0arch/SMM1'
ORA-07286: soagdi: cannot obtain device information.
HP-UX Error: 13: Permission denied
ORA-00280: Change 11103911246 for thread 1 is in sequence #42491
SVRMGR> exit

initSMM1.ora setting:

# Archiving
log_archive_start = FALSE
log_archive_dest = /d0arch/SMM1
#log_archive_dest = /d08/oradata/SMM1/d0arch
#log_archive_buffers = # more buffers, faster ARCH does works
#log_archive_buffer_size = # more buffers, faster ARCH does works
log_archive_format = %S.log

and symbolic link to production from SMM1:

[SMM1:/d0arch]> ll | more
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root sys 22 Jul 17 2001 SMM1 -> /net/orion/d0arch/SMP1

but if I did a cd to SMM1:
[SMM1:/d0arch]> ls
SMM1
[SMM1:/d0arch]> cd SMM1
su: SMM1: Permission denied.

Please get back to me as soon as possible.
Thanks.
3 REPLIES
Sajid_1
Honored Contributor

Re: ORA-00256: error occurred in translating archive text string '/d0arch/SMM1'

This solution is from Oracle metalink support for the same problem, try it if you have a metalink login:
http://metalink.oracle.com/metalink/plsql/ml2_documents.showDocument?p_database_id=NOT&p_id=1035880.6
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Yogeeraj_1
Honored Contributor

Re: ORA-00256: error occurred in translating archive text string '/d0arch/SMM1'

Hi,

Just in case you don't have metalink access
==============================================================
Doc ID: Note:1035880.6
Subject: ORA-07286 ORA-00256 STARTING DATABASE FROM SVRMGRL
Type: PROBLEM
Status: PUBLISHED
Content Type: TEXT/PLAIN
Creation Date: 16-SEP-1997
Last Revision Date: 22-JAN-2002


Problem Description:
====================

You have made some changes to the disk/array configuration of your
system recently. You now receive the following two errors when
attempting to start your database:

ORA-07286: soagdi: cannot obtain device information
Cause: Stat on the log archiving device failed.
Action: Check the returned OSD for the reason of failure.

ORA-00256: error occurred in translating archive text string
Cause: An error occurred translating the archive control
string.
Action: Check the error stack for more detailed information.


Problem Explanation:
====================

The errors indicate that a previously used Oracle file destination
cannot be found when the database attempts to start.


Search Words:
=============

ora-7286, ora-256, 7286, 256, HP, HP/UX

Solution Description:
=====================

Ensure that archive logging is NOT enabled.

% more $ORCLE_HOME/dbs/init.ora

You are looking for the following parameter:

log_archive_start

If this parameter is set to "false" or remarked out, then archive
logging is NOT enabled.

In that case, then you need to verify that all of the control
files, data files, and redo logs associated with this database
are in the EXACT same location (filesystem path location, etc)
that they were in previous to the disk changes. Perhaps a disk
containing a data file was moved to another system, etc.

It may be necessary to restore from a previous backup, or rebuild the database from exports.

*Note: If it is determined that archive logging IS enabled, then
please refer to technical bulletin #
Article-ID:<384312> Subject: "ora 256: error occurred
in translating archive text string home1/temp/si"
.
==============================================================

Let us know if you problem has been solved.

Best Regards
Yogeeraj
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Printaporn_1
Esteemed Contributor

Re: ORA-00256: error occurred in translating archive text string '/d0arch/SMM1'

Hi,

I think owner of archive log directory should be oracle:dba , are you check on it.
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