Last Updated: 2016-04-20
Condition or Error
It is possible for the Oracle server to get into a state where Continuent Tungsten is online, and with no other errors showing in the log. However, when logging into the Oracle server an error is returned:
ORA-00257: ARCHIVER ERROR. CONNECT INTERNAL ONLY, UNTIL FREED
This is a lack of resources within the Oracle server, and not an issue with Continuent Tungsten.
The issue can be addressed by increasing the logical size of the recovery area, by connecting to the Oracle database as the system user and running the fol\ lowing command:
sqlplus sys/oracle as sysdbaSQL>
ALTER SYSTEM SET db_recovery_file_dest_size = 80G;