I have been solving so many times a full oraarch situation. But what happened today is a little strange.
During the DB backup, there were 70 archive log files (which is not that much). The backup finished at
2:44. Then oraarch got full and the DB got stuck.
Around 8:40 I have started BRARCHIVE manually, which solved the problem.
The strange here is, that BRARCHIVE has been running at 3:44, 4:44, etc. and failing to archive ANY
logs with the following error message:
BR0280I BRARCHIVE time stamp: 2015-08-18 04.44.01
BR0301W SQL error -257 at location BrDbConnect-2, SQL statement:
ORA-00257: archiver error. Connect internal only, until freed.
BR0310W Connect to database instance <SID> failed
There are no records in DB14 of these runs, but I think that when the DB is stuck, the corresponding
tables couldn't be updated.
My question: Why the automatic BRARCHIVE runs were failing and when I manually started exactly
the same command, it worked ???
Thanks a lot!