Most Common Data Guard broker issues
Now we will discuss some general Data Guard broker issues.
ORA-16797: database is not using a server parameter file
If you ever start an instance with
PFILE instead of
SPFILE, DMON will not be able to communicate with the databases.
SPFILE is mandatory for communicating with remote destinations to fetch required information from the broker configuration file and server parameter files. This issue can eventually be identified from DGMGRL by retrieving configuration information as follows:
DGMGRL> show configuration; Configuration - PACKT Protection Mode: MaxPerformance Databases: TURKEY_UN - Primary database INDIA_UN - Physical standby database Error: ORA-16797: database is not using a server parameter file ...