Saturday, March 16, 2013

ORA-03113: end-of-file on communication channel

ERROR
ORA-03113: end-of-file on communication channel
Process ID: 28105
Session ID: 130 Serial number: 5

Cause: This error may pop-up when you trying to start-up a database after executing 'shutdown abort' or unexpected shutdown of db due to powe failure. This error occurs when oracle fail to archive online redo log file.

Action: if your db is in archivelog mode then bring the db in noarchivelog mode and startup the db. Then, execute a normal shutdown and bring back the db in archivelog mode.

SQL> startup mount;
SQL> alter database noarchivelog;
SQL> alter database open;
SQL> shutdown immediate;
SQL> startup mount;
SQL> alter database archivelog;
SQL> alter database open;
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