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Oracle Database 10g Real Application Clusters Handbook by K Gopalakrishnan

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CHAPTER 14RAC Troubleshooting

In this chapter we look into the details of debugging Oracle Real Application Clusters, from simple startup problems to complex system hang or crash problems. As a single piece of software, Oracle RDBMS is the one of the most complex commercial products in the world. But with the help of a solid and extensive diagnostics framework, you can usually diagnose even complex problems simply by viewing and interpreting Oracle’s detailed trace files.

Each instance in a cluster has its own alert logs, which will be the first and foremost thing to examine whenever a problem is reported. Alert logs show detailed information about the basic settings of the database, including the non-default parameters used. Alert logs also ...

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