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8 Data Guard Broker Properties

This chapter describes the various configuration and database properties that help you view and control the behavior of entire broker configurations, individual databases, redo transport services, and log apply services.

This chapter discusses the following topics:

Properties have either configuration-wide scope, database-wide scope, or instance-specific scope. Configuration-wide properties control the behavior of the broker on all databases in the configuration. The values of such properties apply uniformly across all databases in the configuration.

Database-wide properties allow you to view or control the behavior of a specific database. If the database (primary or standby) is an Oracle RAC database consisting of multiple instances, the value of such a property applies uniformly across all instances of that database.

Instance-specific properties allow you to view or control the behavior of an individual database instance. Such a property exists for all instances of an Oracle RAC database, but its value may differ from one specific instance to another.

Note:

This chapter presents properties primarily from the point of view of the Data Guard command-line interface (DGMGRL). Using DGMGRL, the properties described in this chapter may be viewed or modified using discrete DGMGRL commands.

Enterprise Manager explicitly presents some of these properties on the Edit Properties page. Information from other properties may be implicitly incorporated into other Web pages displayed by Enterprise Manager. Each property's description in this chapter indicates how Enterprise Manager presents that property.

8.1 Configuration Properties

Configuration properties control the behavior of the broker configuration. You can view and dynamically update the values of these properties using either DGMGRL or Enterprise Manager. However, some properties can only be updated through DGMGRL.

A configuration property has configuration-wide scope; meaning that the value you set for the property applies uniformly to each database in the configuration.

The following sections describe the configuration properties:

8.1.1 BystandersFollowRoleChange

The BystandersFollowRoleChange configuration property allows the user to decide whether the broker should determine whether bystander standby databases will be viable standby databases for the new primary database as part of performing a complete failover. Setting the property to ALL directs the broker to evaluate and detect each standby database that can be a viable standby database to the new primary database, as part of failover processing. Setting the property to NONE directs the broker to perform failover without evaluating standby database viability. This option decreases the processing time for failover, but disables broker management of all databases in the configuration. If fast-start failover is enabled, the observer will automatically reinstate the standby databases after failover has completed. Otherwise, you will have to manually reinstate the standby databases after failover has completed.

Category Description
Datatype String
Valid value ALL or NONE
Broker default ALL
Imported? No
Parameter class Not applicable
Role Primary and standby
Standby type Not applicable
Corresponds to Not applicable
Scope Broker configuration. This property will be consumed by broker on the database that is the target of a complete failover.
Enterprise Manager name Not applicable

8.1.2 CommunicationTimeout

The CommunicationTimeout configuration property allows you to decide how many seconds the broker should wait before timing out its network communication between databases in the configuration. A value of zero indicates that a network communication should never be timed out.

Category Description
Datatype Integer
Valid values >= 0
Broker default 180 seconds
Imported? No
Parameter class Not applicable
Role Primary and standby
Standby type Not applicable
Corresponds to Not applicable
Scope Broker configuration. This property will be consumed by broker on all databases in the configuration.
Enterprise manager name Not applicable

8.1.3 FastStartFailoverAutoReinstate

The FastStartFailoverAutoReinstate configuration property causes the former primary database to be automatically reinstated if a fast-start failover was initiated because the primary database was either isolated or had crashed. To prevent automatic reinstatement of the former primary database in these cases, set this configuration property to FALSE.

The broker never automatically reinstates the former primary database if a fast-start failover was initiated because a user configuration condition was detected or was requested by an application calling the DBMS_DG.INITIATE_FS_FAILOVER function.

Category Description
Datatype Boolean
Valid value TRUE or FALSE
Broker default TRUE
Imported? No
Parameter class Not applicable
Role Primary and standby
Standby type Not applicable
Corresponds to Not applicable
Scope Broker configuration. This property will be consumed by the observer after fast-start failover has been enabled.
Enterprise Manager name Automatically Reinstate Primary

8.1.4 FastStartFailoverLagLimit

The FastStartFailoverLagLimit configuration property establishes an acceptable limit, in seconds, that the standby is allowed to fall behind the primary in terms of redo applied, beyond which a fast-start failover will not be allowed. The lowest possible value is 10 seconds.

This property is used when fast-start failover is enabled and the configuration is operating in maximum performance mode.

Category Description
Datatype Integer
Valid value Integral number of seconds. Must be greater than, or equal to, 10.
Broker default 30 seconds
Imported? No
Parameter class Not applicable
Role Primary and standby
Standby type Not applicable
Corresponds to Not applicable
Scope Broker configuration. This property will be consumed by the primary database after fast-start failover has been enabled.
Enterprise Manager name Lag Limit

8.1.5 FastStartFailoverPmyShutdown

The FastStartFailoverPmyShutdown configuration property causes the primary database to shut down if fast-start failover is enabled and V$DATABASE.FS_FAILOVER_STATUS indicates the primary has been STALLED for longer than FastStartFailoverThreshold seconds. In such a situation, it is likely that the primary has been isolated and a fast-start failover has already occurred. A value of TRUE helps to ensure that an isolated primary database cannot satisfy user queries.

Setting this property to FALSE will not prevent the primary database from shutting down if a fast-start failover occurred because a user configuration condition was detected or was requested by an application by calling the DBMS_DG.INITIATE_FS_FAILOVER function.

Category Description
Datatype Boolean
Valid value TRUE or FALSE
Broker default TRUE
Imported? No
Parameter class Not applicable
Role Primary and standby
Standby type Not applicable
Corresponds to Not applicable
Scope Broker configuration. This property will be consumed by the primary database after fast-start failover has been enabled.
Enterprise Manager name Automatically Shutdown Primary

8.1.6 FastStartFailoverThreshold

The FastStartFailoverThreshold configuration property defines the number of seconds the observer attempts to reconnect to the primary database before initiating a fast-start failover to the target standby database. The time interval starts when the observer first loses connection with the primary database. If the observer is unable to regain a connection to the primary database within the specified time, then the observer initiates a fast-start failover. See Step 4 in Section 5.5.2 for more information about setting this property.

The observer ignores the threshold completely if a configurable fast-start failover condition is detected or an application has requested that fast-start failover be initiated.

Category Description
Datatype Integer
Valid value Integral number of seconds. Must be greater than, or equal to, 6.
Broker default 30 seconds
Imported? No
Parameter class Not applicable
Role Target standby database that is about to fail over to the primary role
Standby type Not applicable
Corresponds to Not applicable
Scope Broker configuration. This property will be consumed by the observer after fast-start failover has been enabled.
Enterprise Manager name Oracle Enterprise Manager presents this as "Failover Threshold" on the Data Guard Overview page.

8.1.7 OperationTimeout

The OperationTimeout configuration property specifies the maximum amount of time the broker should wait for health check, get monitorable property, and set property operations to complete.

Category Description
Datatype Integer
Valid values >= 30 and <= 600
Broker default 30 seconds
Imported? No
Parameter class Not applicable
Role Primary and standby
Standby type Not applicable
Corresponds to Not applicable
Scope Broker configuration. This property will be consumed by broker on all databases in the configuration.
Enterprise Manager name Not applicable

8.2 Monitorable (Read-Only) Database Properties

Monitorable database properties allow you to view information related to the database or the instance, but you cannot change the values of these properties. You can view all of the monitorable properties using the DGMGRL SHOW commands.

Note:

Information for monitorable properties can be seen only when broker management of the database is enabled. Enterprise Manager displays the information obtained from these properties on the Property page.

If the database is an Oracle RAC database, the output values of some properties may also show instance-specific information. For example if the primary database is an Oracle RAC database, LogXptStatus may show Instance1 transmitting redo data to Standby2 has an error and Instance2 transmitting redo data to Standby4 has an error.

The following sections describe the monitorable database properties:

8.2.1 InconsistentLogXptProps (Inconsistent Redo Transport Properties)

The InconsistentLogXptProps monitorable database property returns a table that shows all properties related to redo transport services whose values are inconsistent between the broker configuration file and the runtime value in the database.

Although the properties reported in this table are database-specific properties, the inconsistency is reported on an instance-specific basis. A database-specific property only ensures that there is one value in the broker's configuration file for all instances sharing the database, but the runtime values among the instances can be different. This means that a database-specific property may be inconsistent only on some instances.

This property pertains to the primary database. The table contains the following columns:

  • INSTANCE_NAME

    The value identifying the SID for the instance.

  • STANDBY_NAME

    The database unique name (DB_UNIQUE_NAME) of the standby database to which this redo transport services property pertains.

  • PROPERTY_NAME

    The name of the redo transport services property with an inconsistent value.

  • MEMORY_VALUE

    The runtime value being used in the database.

  • BROKER_VALUE

    The value of the redo transport services property saved in the broker configuration file.

8.2.2 InconsistentProperties (Inconsistent Database Properties)

The InconsistentProperties monitorable database property returns a table that shows all database properties whose values contained in the broker configuration file are inconsistent with the values in the corresponding server parameter file or the runtime values in the database.

The properties reported in this table can be either database-specific properties or instance-specific properties. A database-specific property only ensures that there is one value in the broker's configuration file for all instances sharing the database, but the runtime memory values or SPFILE values among the instances can be different. This means that a database-specific property may be inconsistent only on some instances.

Each individual database has this property. The table contains the following columns:

  • INSTANCE_NAME

    The value identifying the SID for the instance.

  • PROPERTY_NAME

    The name of the database property with the inconsistent value.

  • MEMORY_VALUE

    The corresponding runtime value being used in the database.

  • SPFILE_VALUE

    The corresponding value saved in the server parameter file (SPFILE).

  • BROKER_VALUE

    The value of the database property saved in the broker configuration file.

8.2.3 LogXptStatus (Redo Transport Status)

The LogXptStatus monitorable database property returns a table that contains the error status of redo transport services for each of the enabled standby databases. This property pertains to the primary database.

The table contains the following columns:

  • PRIMARY_INSTANCE_NAME

    The value identifying the SID for the instance on the primary database.

  • STANDBY_DATABASE_NAME

    The database unique name (DB_UNIQUE_NAME) of the standby database.

  • ERROR

    The text of the redo transport error. If there is no error, the field is empty.

Each entry in the table indicates the status of redo transport services on one primary instance to one standby database.

The error status can be an empty string, which indicates there is no error.

In the following example, the STATUS from South_Sales is empty because there is no error for the South_Sales destination. The South_Report destination returned the ORA-01034 message.

DGMGRL> SHOW DATABASE 'North_Sales' 'LogXptStatus' ;
LOG TRANSPORT STATUS
PRIMARY_INSTANCE_NAME STANDBY_DATABASE_NAME               STATUS
         north_sales1           South_Sales
         north_sales1          South_Report    ORA-01034: ORACLE not available

8.2.4 LsbyFailedTxnInfo (Logical Standby Failed Transaction Information)

The LsbyFailedTxnInfo monitorable database property identifies a failed transaction that caused log apply services to stop. This property contains a string with the following values from the DBA_LOGSTDBY_EVENTS view:

  • XIDUSN: Transaction ID undo segment number

  • XIDSLT: Transaction ID slot number

  • XIDSQN: Transaction ID sequence number

  • STATUS_CODE: Status (or Oracle error code) belonging to the STATUS message

  • STATUS: Description of the current activity of the process or the reason why log apply services stopped

The transaction IDs and status information are separated by a string of number signs (###).

This property pertains to a logical standby database.

8.2.5 LsbyParameters (Logical Standby Parameters)

The LsbyParameters monitorable database property contains a string that identifies the value of MAX_SGA (maximum system global area) and MAX_SERVERS (maximum number of parallel query servers) specifically reserved for log apply services. These values are separated by a string of number signs (###) in the LsbyParameters property.

This property pertains to a logical standby database.

8.2.6 LsbySkipTable (Logical Standby Skip Table)

The LsbySkipTable monitorable database property lists the SQL Apply skip specifications. These skip specifications specify filters for SQL Apply to skip applying a certain class of online redo log files on the logical standby database. This property returns a table with the following columns from the DBA_LOGSTDBY_SKIP view:

  • ERROR

    Indicates if the statement should be skipped (Y) or if errors should be returned for the statement (N)

  • STATEMENT_OPT

    Indicates the type of statement that should be skipped

  • SCHEMA

    The schema name for which this skip option should be used

  • NAME

    Name of the object for which this skip option should be used

  • PROCEDURE

    Name of the stored procedure to execute when processing the skip option

This property pertains to a logical standby database.

8.2.7 LsbySkipTxnTable (SQL Apply Skip Transaction Table)

The LsbySkipTxnTable monitorable database property lists the skip settings chosen. This property returns a table with following columns:

  • XIDUSN: Transaction ID undo segment number

  • XIDSLT: Transaction ID slot number

  • XIDSQN: Transaction ID sequence number

  • ACTIVE: Description of the current activity of the process or the reason why SQL Apply stopped

This property pertains to SQL Apply.

8.2.8 RecvQEntries (Receive Queue Entries)

The RecvQEntries monitorable database property returns a table indicating all log files that were received by the standby database but have not yet been applied. If no rows are returned, it implies all log files received have been applied. This property pertains to a standby database.

The table contains the following columns in the order shown:

  • STATUS

    The STATUS column is set to one of the following values for a log file on a logical standby database:

    • NOT_APPLIED: No redo records in this log file have been applied.

    • PARTIALLY_APPLIED: Some of the redo records in this log file have been applied while others have not.

    • COMMITTED_TRANSACTIONS_APPLIED: This status value only applies to a logical standby database. All redo records belonging to the committed transactions have been applied. Redo records belonging to uncommitted transactions have not been read by LogMiner and may still be needed when the transactions are committed in the future. Therefore, it is not safe yet to discard this online redo log file.

  • RESETLOGS_ID

    Resetlogs identifier associated with the archived redo log file

  • THREAD

    The redo thread number

  • LOG_SEQ

    The online redo log file sequence number

  • TIME_GENERATED

    The first time when the online redo log file was written to the primary database

  • TIME_COMPLETED

    The next time when the log file was archived on the primary database (corresponds to the NEXT_CHANGE# column)

  • FIRST_CHANGE#

    First change number in the archived redo log file

  • NEXT_CHANGE#

    First change in the next log file

  • SIZE (KBs)

    The SIZE of the online redo log file in kilobytes

For example:

DGMGRL> SHOW DATABASE 'South_Sales' 'RecvQEntries' ;
              STATUS     RESETLOGS_ID           THREAD
LOG_SEQ          TIME_GENERATED       TIME_COMPLETED    FIRST_CHANGE#
NEXT_CHANGE#        SIZE (KBs)
         NOT_APPLIED        497198843                1                    5
06/20/2003 14:55:38  06/20/2003 16:31:26           202138
210718             7364
         NOT_APPLIED        497198843                1                    6
06/20/2003 16:31:26  06/20/2003 16:31:39           210718
210753               13
         NOT_APPLIED        497198843                1                    7
06/20/2003 16:31:39  06/20/2003 16:31:54           210753
210758                1
         NOT_APPLIED        497198843                1                    8
06/20/2003 16:31:54  06/20/2003 16:31:59           210758
210789               11

Note:

Enterprise Manager displays this information on the Log File Details page.

8.2.9 SendQEntries (Send Queue Entries)

The SendQEntries monitorable database property returns a table that shows all log files on the primary database that were not successfully archived to one or more standby databases. This property pertains to the primary database.

The table contains the following columns:

  • STANDBY_NAME

    The value can be empty or it can contain the database unique name (DB_UNIQUE_NAME) of a standby database. If empty, the STATUS column will contain a value of CURRENT or NOT_ARCHIVED.

  • STATUS

    The STATUS column is set to one of the following values:

    • CURRENT: A log file to which online redo is currently being written.

    • NOT_ARCHIVED: A completed online redo log file that has not been archived locally.

    • ARCHIVED: A completed log file that has been archived locally but has not been transmitted to the standby database specified in the STANDBY_NAME column.

    The table contains exactly one row with the value of STATUS=CURRENT. There can be multiple rows with the value STATUS=ARCHIVED or STATUS=NOT_ARCHIVED.

  • RESETLOGS_ID

    Resetlogs identifier associated with the archived redo log file

  • THREAD

    The redo thread number.

  • LOG_SEQ

    The log sequence number. Multiple rows may have the same LOG_SEQ value (for different STANDBY_NAME values).

  • TIME_GENERATED

    The first time when the online redo log file was written to the primary database.

  • TIME_COMPLETED

    The next time when the log file was archived on the primary database (corresponds to the NEXT_CHANGE# column).

  • FIRST_CHANGE#

    First change number in the archived redo log file.

  • NEXT_CHANGE#

    First change in the next log file.

  • SIZE (KBs)

    The SIZE of the online redo log file in kilobytes.

For example, the following shows output from a SHOW DATABASE command:

DGMGRL> SHOW DATABASE 'North_Sales' 'SendQEntries' ;
PRIMARY_SEND_QUEUE
        STANDBY_NAME       STATUS     RESETLOGS_ID
THREAD              LOG_SEQ       TIME_GENERATED       TIME_COMPLETED
FIRST_CHANGE#     NEXT_CHANGE#       SIZE (KBs)
       South_Sales   ARCHIVED        497198843
1                    9  06/20/2003 16:31:59  06/20/2003 16:39:57
210789           211411              186
       South_Sales   ARCHIVED        497198843
1                   10  06/20/2003 16:39:57  06/20/2003 16:40:01
211411           211415                1
       South_Sales   ARCHIVED        497198843
1                   11  06/20/2003 16:40:01  06/20/2003 16:40:07
211415           211418                1
                          CURRENT        497198843
1                   12  06/20/2003 16:40:07
211418                                 1

Note:

Enterprise Manager displays this information on the Log File Details page.

8.2.10 TopWaitEvents

The TopWaitEvents monitorable database property specifies the 5 events with the longest waiting time in the specified instance. The events and their waiting time are retrieved from V$SYSTEM_EVENT. Each instance in the configuration has this property. This property is an instance-specific monitorable property. The table contains the following columns in the order shown:

  • Event

    The system wait event.

  • Wait Time

    The total amount of time waited for this event in hundredths of a second.

The following example shows output from a SHOW INSTANCE command:

DGMGRL> SHOW INSTANCE north_sales1 'TopWaitEvents';
TOP SYSTEM WAIT EVENTS
               Event            Wait Time
   rdbms ipc message               671350
SQL*Net message from client         62390
          pmon timer                47897
  Queue Monitor Wait                43016
 wakeup time manager                38508

8.3 Configurable Database Properties

Configurable database properties control the behavior of databases in a broker configuration. You can view and dynamically update the values of these properties using either DGMGRL or Enterprise Manager. However, some properties can only be updated through DGMGRL.

In most cases, the configurable database property is said to have database-wide scope; meaning the value you set for the property applies uniformly to each instance of the database. However, in a few cases, the configurable database property is said to have instance-specific scope; meaning, for a multiple-instance database environment, it is possible that the values of some particular properties may differ from one instance of the database to the next. Table 8-1 lists each configurable database property and indicates if the scope of the property is database-wide or instance-specific. If the Scope column contains:

Table 8-1 Configurable Properties

Configurable Property Name Scope Pertains To

AlternateLocation

Instance

Redo transport services

ApplyInstanceTimeout

Database

Redo Apply and SQL Apply

ApplyParallel

Database

Redo Apply

ArchiveLagTarget

Database

Redo transport services

Binding

Database

Redo transport services

DbFileNameConvert

Database

Redo Apply

DelayMins

Database

Redo Apply and SQL Apply

DGConnectIdentifier

Database

Broker communication, Redo transport services

FastStartFailoverTarget

Database

Fast-start failover

LogArchiveFormat

Instance *

Redo transport services

LogArchiveMaxProcesses

Database

Redo transport services

LogArchiveMinSucceedDest

Database

Redo transport services

LogArchiveTrace

Instance *

Diagnosis

LogFileNameConvert

Database

Redo Apply

LogShipping

Database

Redo transport services

LogXptMode

Database

Redo transport services

LsbyASkipCfgPr

Database

SQL Apply

LsbyASkipErrorCfgPr

Database

SQL Apply

LsbyASkipTxnCfgPr

Database

SQL Apply

LsbyDSkipCfgPr

Database

SQL Apply

LsbyDSkipErrorCfgPr

Database

SQL Apply

LsbyDSkipTxnCfgPr

Database

SQL Apply

LsbyMaxEventsRecorded

Database

SQL Apply

LsbyMaxSga

Instance *

SQL Apply

LsbyMaxServers

Instance *

SQL Apply

LsbyPreserveCommitOrder

Database

SQL Apply

LsbyRecordAppliedDdl

Database

SQL Apply

LsbyRecordSkipDdl

Database

SQL Apply

LsbyRecordSkipErrors

Database

SQL Apply

MaxConnections

Database

Redo transport services

MaxFailure

Database

Redo transport services

NetTimeout

Database

Redo transport services

ObserverConnectIdentifier

Database

Fast-start failover

PreferredApplyInstance

Database

Redo Apply and SQL Apply

RedoCompression

Database

Redo transport services

ReopenSecs

Database

Redo transport services

SidName

Instance

Instance identification

StandbyArchiveLocation

Instance

Redo transport services

StandbyFileManagement

Database

Redo Apply and SQL Apply

StaticConnectIdentifier

Instance

Instance Startup


See Also:

Chapter 4 for more information about database property management

Note:

When a broker configuration with its primary database is created and standby databases are added to the configuration, the broker imports existing settings from the databases to set many of the properties. If importing an existing setting fails, or if a property value is not imported, then the broker uses a broker default value. The default values and whether or not a property is imported is indicated within each property description.

8.3.1 AlternateLocation

The AlternateLocation configurable database property specifies an alternate disk location to store the archived redo log files in the standby when the location specified by the StandbyArchiveLocation configurable database property fails. The property has instance-specific scope, and the location it specifies has to be accessible by the instance.

Category Description
Datatype String
Valid values Directory specification on system where the standby instance is located
Broker default Empty string
Imported? No
Parameter class Dynamic
Role StandbyFoot 1 
Standby type Physical, logical, or snapshot
Corresponds to
  • On the standby instance, the LOCATION attribute for the LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_n initialization parameter that represents an alternate destination of the local destination that matches the configurable database property StandbyArchiveLocation
  • On the primary database, the TEMPLATE attribute for the LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_n initialization parameter that represents an alternate destination

Scope Instance
Enterprise Manager name Alternate Standby Location

Footnote 1 Although this property is set for the standby instance, it is indirectly related to redo transport services for the primary database. The broker sets up both an alternate local destination on the standby instance and an alternate remote destination on the primary database.

Note:

On a logical standby database, Oracle recommends the LOCATION attribute of the LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_n initialization parameter for the local destination be different from the value of AlternateLocation configurable database property.

8.3.2 ApplyInstanceTimeout

The ApplyInstanceTimeout configurable database property specifies the number of seconds the broker waits after detecting the current apply instance failed before initiating the apply instance failover.

Category Description
Datatype Integer
Valid values >=0 (seconds)
Broker default 0 (results in immediate apply instance failover)
Imported? No
Parameter class Not applicable
Role Standby
Standby type Physical or logical
Corresponds to Not applicable
Scope Database
Enterprise Manager name Not applicable

8.3.3 ApplyParallel

The ApplyParallel configurable database property specifies whether Redo Apply should use multiple processes to apply redo data to the physical standby database. If Redo Apply is shut off, then setting the property has no immediate effect. However, when Redo Apply is running again, the value of the property is used to determine the parallel apply behavior of Redo Apply.

Category Description
Datatype String
Valid values
  • AUTO—the number of parallel processes used for Redo Apply is automatically determined by Oracle based on the number of CPUs that the system has.
  • NO--no parallel apply

Broker default AUTO
Imported? No
Parameter class Not applicable
Role Standby
Standby type Physical
Corresponds to
  • AUTO corresponds to the PARALLEL clause of the ALTER DATABASE RECOVER MANAGED STANDBY DATABASE statement
  • NO corresponds to the NOPARALLEL clause of the ALTER DATABASE RECOVER MANAGED STANDBY DATABASE statement

Scope Database
Enterprise Manager name Not applicable

8.3.4 ArchiveLagTarget

The ArchiveLagTarget configurable database property limits the amount of data that can be lost and effectively increases the availability of the standby database by forcing a log switch after the amount of time you specify (in seconds) elapses. That way, the standby database will not miss redo records generated from a time range longer than the value set for the ARCHIVE_LAG_TARGET initialization parameter.

Category Description
Datatype Number
Valid values Seconds (either 0 seconds, or any number from 60 to 7200 seconds)
Broker default 0 (disabled)
Imported? Yes, from the ARCHIVE_LAG_TARGET initialization parameter
Parameter class Dynamic
Role Primary
Standby type Not applicable
Corresponds to ARCHIVE_LAG_TARGET=seconds initialization parameter
Scope Database
Enterprise Manager name Archive Lag Target

8.3.5 Binding

The Binding configurable database property specifies whether the standby destination is MANDATORY or OPTIONAL.

Category Description
Datatype String
Valid values
  • MANDATORY

    You can specify a policy for reuse of online redo log files using the MANDATORY value. If the archiving operation of a mandatory destination fails, online redo log files cannot be overwritten.

  • OPTIONAL

    You can specify a policy for reuse of online redo log files using the OPTIONAL value. If the archiving operation of an optional destination fails, the online redo log files are overwritten.

Broker default OPTIONAL
Imported? Yes, from the BINDING column of the V$ARCHIVE_DEST view of the primary database
Parameter class Dynamic
Role StandbyFoot 1 
Standby type Physical, logical, or snapshot
Corresponds to
  • MANDATORY and OPTIONAL attributes for the LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_n initialization parameter of the primary database
  • BINDING column of the V$ARCHIVE_DEST view of the primary database

Scope Database
Enterprise Manager name Not applicable

Footnote 1 Although this property is set for the standby database, it is indirectly related to the redo transport services for the primary database. The broker propagates the setting you specify on the standby database to the corresponding attributes of the LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_n value of the primary database.

8.3.6 DbFileNameConvert

The DbFileNameConvert configurable database property distinguishes physical standby datafile filenames from primary datafile filenames. If you add a datafile to the primary database, this property converts the datafile name on the primary database to the datafile on the physical standby database.

This property is used in the following situations:

  • At physical standby mount time, it is used to rename primary datafile filenames to standby datafile filenames if the datafile file path on the physical standby system is different from the primary database system.

  • When a new data file is created on the primary database, a corresponding new data file will be created on the physical standby database if the StandbyFileManagement configurable database property is set to 'AUTO'. Oracle uses the data-file file-path mapping information from the DbFileNameConvert property to determine the standby file path of the new standby data file. If the StandbyFileManagement property is set to 'MANUAL', you must add a corresponding file to the physical standby database.

Note:

When a database is added to the configuration, the broker sets the initial value of this property to the in-memory value of the DB_FILE_NAME_CONVERT initialization parameter. It is possible that the in-memory value and server parameter file (SPFILE) value of this parameter will differ. If you want to use the parameter's in-memory value, then enable the database and the broker will ensure that the SPFILE value of the parameter is set to the in-memory value. If you want to use the SPFILE value, then set the property value to be the parameter's value stored in the SPFILE. Then enable the database.
Category Description
Datatype String
Valid values Set the value of this property to a list of string pairs:
  1. The first string is the substring found in the datafile names on the primary database.

  2. The second string is the substring found in the datafile names on the standby database.

For example, ('string1', 'string2', 'string3', 'string4',...)

Where:

  • string1 is the substring of the primary database filename.

  • string2 is the substring of the standby database filename.

  • string3 is the substring of the primary database filename.

  • string4 is the substring of the standby database filename.

Broker default Empty string
Imported? Yes, from the DB_FILE_NAME_CONVERT initialization parameter
Parameter class Static
Role Standby
Standby type Physical
Corresponds to DB_FILE_NAME_CONVERT initialization parameter
Scope Database
Enterprise Manager name DB File Name Convert

8.3.7 DelayMins

The DelayMins configurable database property specifies the number of minutes log apply services will delay applying the archived redo log data on the standby database. When the DelayMins property is set to the default value of 0 minutes, log apply services apply redo data as soon as possible.

If the DelayMins property is set to 0, start log apply services as follows:

  • Start Redo Apply on physical standby databases using the following SQL statement:

    ALTER DATABASE RECOVER MANAGED STANDBY DATABASE USING CURRENT LOGFILE;
    
  • Start SQL Apply on logical standby databases using the following SQL statement:

    ALTER DATABASE START LOGICAL STANDBY APPLY IMMEDIATE;
    
Category Description
Datatype Integer
Valid values >=0 (minutes)
Broker default 0
Imported? Yes, from the DELAY_MINS column of the V$ARCHIVE_DEST view of the primary database
Parameter class Dynamic
Role StandbyFoot 1 
Standby type Physical and logical
Corresponds to
  • DELAY attribute for the LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_n initialization parameter of the primary database
  • DELAY_MINS column of the V$ARCHIVE_DEST view of the primary database

  • Options used to start Redo Apply and SQL Apply

Scope Database
Enterprise Manager name Apply Delay (mins)

Footnote 1 Although this property is set for the standby database, it is indirectly related to the redo transport services for the primary database. The broker propagates the setting you specify on the standby database to the corresponding attributes of the LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_n value of the primary database.

8.3.8 DGConnectIdentifier

The DGConnectIdentifier configurable database property specifies the connection identifier the broker uses when making connections to a database. If using DGMGRL, you supply the value when you enter the CREATE CONFIGURATION or ADD DATABASE command. If you are using Enterprise Manager, the value is supplied automatically. The connect identifier for a database must:

  • Allow all other databases in the configuration to reach it.

  • Allow the database to reach itself.

  • Allow all instances of an Oracle RAC database to be reached.

  • Specify a service that all instances dynamically register with the listeners so that connect-time failover on an Oracle RAC database is possible.

  • Have failover attributes set to allow the primary database's Redo Transport Services to continue shipping redo data to an Oracle RAC standby database, even if the receiving instance of that standby database has failed.

The value of this property is specified in the SERVICE attribute of the LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_n parameter when the broker configures redo transport services on the primary database.

Category Description
Datatype String
Valid values A connect identifier that can be used to connect to this database
Broker default Not applicable
Imported? No
Parameter class Not applicable
Role Primary and standby
Standby type Physical, logical, or snapshot
Corresponds to SERVICE_NAME attribute of the LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_n initialization parameter of the primary database
Scope Database
Enterprise Manager name Not applicable

Note:

Prior to Oracle Database release 11.1, the DGConnectIdentifier configurable database property was known as the InitialConnectIdentifier property. When upgrading a 10g configuration to this release, the InitialConnectIdentifier value will be retained as the new DGConnectIdentifier value for that database.

If this is an Oracle RAC database, then before the upgrade, you must ensure that the InitialConnectIdentifier meets the criteria just listed for DGConnectIdentifier.

8.3.9 FastStartFailoverTarget

The FastStartFailoverTarget configuration property specifies the DB_UNIQUE_NAME of the database that will be the target of a fast-start failover when this database is the primary database. See Step 2 in Section 5.5.2 for more information about setting this property.

Category Description
Datatype String
Valid value DB_UNIQUE_NAME of the database that is the target of the fast-start failover.
Broker default If only one physical or logical standby database exists, then the broker selects that as the default value for this property on the primary database when fast-start failover is enabled.

If more than one physical or logical standby database exists, you must specify the FastStartFailoverTarget value explicitly, prior to enabling fast-start failover. The indicated target is verified when fast-start failover is enabled.

For the target standby database, the broker automatically selects the current primary database as the value for this property when fast-start failover is enabled.

Imported? No
Parameter class Not applicable
Role Primary or standby
Standby type Physical or logical
Corresponds to Not applicable
Scope Database
Enterprise Manager name Enterprise Manager displays the value for the current primary database on the Data Guard Overview page, along with whether or not fast-start failover has been enabled.

8.3.10 LogArchiveFormat

The LogArchiveFormat configurable instance-specific property specifies the format for filenames of archived redo log files using a database ID (%d), thread (%t), sequence number (%s), and resetlogs ID (%r).

Note:

When a database is added to the configuration, the broker sets the initial value of this property to the in-memory value of the LOG_ARCHIVE_FORMAT initialization parameter. It is possible that the in-memory value and server parameter file (SPFILE) value of this parameter will differ. If you want to use the parameter's in-memory value, then enable the database and the broker will ensure that the SPFILE value of the parameter is set to the in-memory value. If you want to use the SPFILE value, then set the property value to be the parameter's value stored in the SPFILE. Then enable the database.
Category Description
Datatype String
Valid values %d_%t_%s_%r
Broker default Empty string
Imported? Yes, from the LOG_ARCHIVE_FORMAT initialization parameter on the primary database
Parameter class Static
Role Primary and standby
Standby type Physical, logical, or snapshot
Corresponds to LOG_ARCHIVE_FORMAT initialization parameter
Scope Instance (On an Oracle RAC database, you can use the EDIT INSTANCE * ON DATABASE command to have all instances use the same value for this property.)
Enterprise Manager name Not applicable

8.3.11 LogArchiveMaxProcesses

The LogArchiveMaxProcesses configurable database property specifies the initial number of archiver processes (ARCn) the Oracle database invokes. The actual number of archiver processes in use may increase subsequently based on the archiving workload.

Category Description
Datatype Integer
Valid values 1 to 30
Broker default 4
Imported? Yes, from the LOG_ARCHIVE_MAX_PROCESSES initialization parameter
Parameter class Dynamic
Role Primary and standby
Standby type Physical, logical, or snapshot
Corresponds to LOG_ARCHIVE_MAX_PROCESSES initialization parameter
Scope Database
Enterprise Manager name Archiver Processes

8.3.12 LogArchiveMinSucceedDest

The LogArchiveMinSucceedDest configurable database property controls when online redo log files are available for reuse. For the online redo log files to be available for reuse, archiving must succeed to a minimum number of destinations.

Category Description
Datatype Integer
Valid values 1 to 10
Broker default 1
Imported? Yes, from the LOG_ARCHIVE_MIN_SUCCEED_DEST initialization parameter
Parameter class Dynamic
Role Primary
Standby type Not applicable
Corresponds to LOG_ARCHIVE_MIN_SUCCEED_DEST initialization parameter
Scope Database
Enterprise Manager name Not applicable

8.3.13 LogArchiveTrace

Set the LogArchiveTrace configurable instance-specific property to an integer value to see the progression of the archiving of online redo log files on the primary and the standby databases. The Oracle database writes an audit trail of the archived redo log files received from the primary database into process trace files.

Category Description
Datatype Integer
Valid values A valid value is the sum of any combination of any of the following values:

0: Disable archive redo log tracing

1: Track archiving of online redo log file

2: Track archiving status of each archive redo log destination

4: Track archiving operational phase

8: Track ARCHIVELOG destination activity

16: Track detailed ARCHIVELOG destination activity

32: Track ARCHIVELOG destination parameter modifications

64: Track ARCn process state activity

128: Track FAL (fetch archive log) server related activities

256: Tracks RFS Logical Client

512: Tracks LGWR redo shipping network activity

1024: Tracks RFS physical client

2048: Tracks RFS/ARCn ping heartbeat

4096: Tracks real-time apply activity

8192: Tracks Redo Apply (media recovery or physical standby)

Broker default 255
Imported? Yes, from the LOG_ARCHIVE_TRACE initialization parameter
Parameter class Dynamic
Role Primary and standby
Standby type Physical, logical, or snapshot
Corresponds to LOG_ARCHIVE_TRACE initialization parameter
Scope Instance (On an Oracle RAC database, you can use the EDIT INSTANCE * ON DATABASE command to have all instances use the same value for this property.)
Enterprise Manager name Log Archive Trace

8.3.14 LogFileNameConvert

The LogFileNameConvert configurable database property converts the filename of an online redo log file on the primary database to the filename of a corresponding online redo log file on the physical standby database.

Note:

When a database is added to the configuration, the broker sets the initial value of this property to the in-memory value of the LOG_FILE_NAME_CONVERT initialization parameter. It is possible that the in-memory value and server parameter file (SPFILE) value of this parameter will differ. If you want to use the parameter's in-memory value, then enable the database and the broker will ensure that the SPFILE value of the parameter is set to the in-memory value. If you want to use the SPFILE value, then set the property value to be the parameter's value stored in the SPFILE. Then enable the database.
Category Description
Datatype String
Valid values Set the value of this property to a list of an even number of string pairs, separated by commas.
  1. The first string is the substring found in the datafile names on the primary database.

  2. The second string is the substring found in the datafile names on the standby database.

For example, ('string1', 'string2', 'string3', 'string4',...)

Where:

  • string1 is the substring of the primary database filename.

  • string2 is the substring of the standby database filename.

  • string3 is the substring of the primary database filename.

  • string4 is the substring of the standby database filename.

Broker default Empty string
Imported? Yes, from the LOG_FILE_NAME_CONVERT initialization parameter
Parameter class Static
Role Standby
Standby type Physical
Corresponds to LOG_FILE_NAME_CONVERT initialization parameter
Scope Database
Enterprise Manager name Log File Name Convert

8.3.15 LogShipping

The LogShipping configurable database property specifies whether or not redo transport services can send redo data to the particular standby database. The broker uses the value of the LogShipping property only when the primary database is in the TRANSPORT-ON state:

  • If the primary database is in the TRANSPORT-OFF state, then redo transport services to all standby databases are disabled, regardless of whether or not the LogShipping property is set to ON or OFF.

  • If the primary database is in the TRANSPORT-ON state and the value of the LogShipping property is ON, then redo transport services are enabled to send redo data to the particular standby database. If the LogShipping property is OFF, then redo transport services are disabled to send redo data to the particular standby database.

Category Description
Datatype String
Valid values ON or OFF
Broker default ON
Imported? No
Parameter class Dynamic
Role StandbyFoot 1 
Standby type Physical, logical, or snapshot
Corresponds to ENABLE and DEFER values for the LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_STATE_n initialization parameter of the primary database
Scope Database
Enterprise Manager name Log Shipping

Footnote 1 Although this property is set for the standby database, it is indirectly related to the redo transport services for the primary database. The broker propagates the setting you specify on the standby database to the corresponding attributes of the LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_n value of the primary database.

8.3.16 LogXptMode

The LogXptMode configurable database property enables you to set the redo transport service. You set the redo transport services on each standby database to one of the following modes:

  • SYNC

    Configures redo transport services for this standby database using the SYNC and AFFIRM attributes of the LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_n initialization parameter. Standby redo log files are required. This mode is required for the maximum protection or maximum availability data protection modes. This redo transport service enables the highest grade of data protection to the primary database, but also incurs the highest performance impact.

  • ASYNC

    Configures redo transport services for this standby database using the ASYNC and NOAFFIRM attributes of the LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_n initialization parameter. Standby redo log files are required. This mode enables a moderate grade of data protection to the primary database, and incurs a lower performance impact than SYNC.

Category Description
Datatype String
Valid values SYNC or ASYNC
Broker default ASYNC
Imported? Yes, from the ARCHIVER, TRANSMIT_MODE, and AFFIRM columns of V$ARCHIVE_DEST view of the primary database
Parameter class Dynamic
Role StandbyFoot 1 
Standby type Physical, logical, or snapshot
Corresponds to
  • SYNC, ASYNC, AFFIRM, and NOAFFIRM attributes for the LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_n initialization parameter of the primary database
  • ARCHIVER, TRANSMIT_MODE, and AFFIRM columns of V$ARCHIVE_DEST view of the primary database

Scope Database
Enterprise Manager name Redo Transport Service

Footnote 1 Although this property is set for the standby database, it is indirectly related to the redo transport services for the primary database. The broker propagates the setting you specify on the standby database to the corresponding attributes of the LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_n value of the primary database.

See Also:

Chapter 4 for more information about setting data protection modes for redo transport services

8.3.17 LsbyASkipCfgPr

The LsbyASkipCfgPr configurable database property provides a way to add a skip specification to SQL Apply to control the apply service to skip (ignore) SQL statements that you do not want to apply to the logical standby database. The SKIP operation:

  • Sets the criteria for identifying the SQL statements that will not be applied to the standby database

  • Specifies any additional processing that will be done, if necessary

Specifying a value for this property has no effect and will be ignored if management of the standby database is disabled.

Category Description
Datatype String
Valid values A valid set of arguments to the DBMS_LOGSTDBY.SKIP procedure
Broker default Empty string
Imported? No
Parameter class Dynamic; SQL Apply does not require restart
Role Standby
Standby type Logical
Corresponds to DBMS_LOGSTDBY.SKIP procedure
Scope Database
Enterprise Manager name Add Skip Table Entries

8.3.18 LsbyASkipErrorCfgPr

The LsbyASkipErrorCfgPr configurable database property adds a skip error specification to SQL Apply. It provides criteria to determine if an error should cause SQL Apply to stop. All errors to be skipped are stored in system tables that describe how exceptions should be handled.

Specifying a value for this property has no effect and will be ignored if management of the standby database is disabled.

Category Description
Datatype String
Valid values A valid set of arguments to the DBMS_LOGSTDBY.SKIP_ERROR procedure. The string must contain comma separators between the arguments.
Broker default Empty string
Imported? No
Parameter class Dynamic; SQL Apply does not require restart
Role Standby
Standby type Logical
Corresponds to DBMS_LOGSTDBY.SKIP_ERROR procedure
Scope Database
Enterprise Manager name Add Skip Table Entries

8.3.19 LsbyASkipTxnCfgPr

The LsbyASkipTxnCfgPr configurable database property skips over a transaction that caused SQL Apply to stop applying transactions to the logical standby database. This property enables you to specify the transaction ID (XIDSQN NUMBER) of the problematic transaction that you want SQL Apply to ignore. Before you restart SQL Apply, you should issue a SQL transaction that will correctly update the logical standby database in place of the skipped transaction. Applying a compensating transaction will help keep the logical standby database transactionally consistent with the primary database.

Specifying a value for this property has no effect and will be ignored if management of the standby database is disabled.

Category Description
Datatype String
Valid values A valid set of arguments to the DBMS_LOGSTDBY.SKIP_TRANSACTION procedure. Use comma separators between the arguments.
Broker default Empty string
Imported? No
Parameter class Dynamic; SQL Apply does not require restart
Role Standby
Standby type Logical
Corresponds to DBMS_LOGSTDBY.SKIP_TRANSACTION procedure
Scope Database
Enterprise Manager name Skip Edit Properties

Note:

Enterprise Manager indirectly supports skipping a transaction using the Skip Edit Properties page.

8.3.20 LsbyDSkipCfgPr

The LsbyDSkipCfgPr configurable database property deletes an existing skip specification from SQL Apply. It reverses or removes the actions of the LsbyASkipCfgPr property by finding the record, matching all the parameters, and removing the record from the system table. The match must be exact, and multiple skip actions can be removed only by a matching number of unskip actions. You cannot remove multiple skip actions by using wildcard characters as a value to this property.

Specifying a value for this property has no effect and will be ignored if management of the standby database is disabled.

Category Description
Datatype String
Valid Values A valid set of arguments to the DBMS_LOGSTDBY.UNSKIP procedure
Broker Default Empty string
Imported? No
Parameter Class Dynamic; SQL Apply does not require restart
Role Standby
Standby type Logical
Corresponds to DBMS_LOGSTDBY.UNSKIP procedure
Scope Database
Enterprise Manager name Remove Skip Table Entries

8.3.21 LsbyDSkipErrorCfgPr

The LsbyDSkipErrorCfgPr configurable database property deletes an existing skip error specification from SQL Apply. It reverses or removes the actions of the LsbyASkipErrorCfgPr property by finding the record, matching all of the parameters and removing the record from the system table. The match must be exact, and multiple skip actions can be removed only by a matching number of unskip actions. You cannot remove multiple skip actions by using wildcard characters as a value to this property.

Specifying a value for this property has no effect and will be ignored if management of the standby database is disabled.

Category Description
Datatype String
Valid values A valid set of arguments to the DBMS_LOGSTDBY.UNSKIP_ERROR procedure. The string must contain comma separators between the arguments.
Broker default Empty string
Imported? No
Parameter class Dynamic; SQL Apply does not require restart
Role Standby
Standby type Logical
Corresponds to DBMS_LOGSTDBY.UNSKIP_ERROR procedure
Scope Database
Enterprise Manager name Remove Skip Table Entries

8.3.22 LsbyDSkipTxnCfgPr

The LsbyDSkipTxnCfgPr configurable database property reverses or removes the actions of the LsbyASkipTxnCfgPr property. The transaction IDs must match exactly, and multiple skip transaction actions can be removed only by a matching number of unskip transaction actions. You cannot remove multiple skip transaction actions by using wildcard characters as a value to this property.

Specifying a value for this property has no effect and will be ignored if management of the standby database is disabled.

Category Description
Datatype String
Valid values A valid set of arguments to the DBMS_LOGSTDBY.UNSKIP_TRANSACTION procedure
Broker default Empty string
Imported? No
Parameter class Dynamic; SQL Apply does not require restart
Role Standby
Standby type Logical
Corresponds to DBMS_LOGSTDBY.UNSKIP_TRANSACTION procedure
Scope Database
Enterprise Manager name Not applicable

8.3.23 LsbyMaxEventsRecorded

The LsbyMaxEventsRecorded configurable database property specifies the number of events that will be stored in the DBA_LOGSTDBY_EVENTS table, which stores logical standby event information.

Category Description
Datatype Integer
Valid values >=0
Broker default 0
Imported? Yes, from the MAX_EVENTS_RECORDED row of SYSTEM.LOGSTDBY$PARAMETERS
Parameter class Dynamic; SQL Apply does not require restart
Role Standby
Standby type Logical
Corresponds to DBMS_LOGSTDBY.APPLY_SET('MAX_EVENTS_RECORDED') and the DBMS_LOGSTDBY.APPLY_UNSET('MAX_EVENTS_RECORDED') procedures
Scope Database
Enterprise Manager name Max Events Recorded

8.3.24 LsbyMaxSga

The LsbyMaxSga configurable instance-specific property specifies the number of megabytes for the allocation of SQL Apply cache in the system global area (SGA). If the value is 0, SQL Apply uses one quarter of the value set for the SHARED_POOL_SIZE initialization parameter.

Category Description
Datatype Integer
Valid values >=0
Broker default 0
Imported? Yes, from the MAX_SGA row of SYSTEM.LOGSTDBY$PARAMETERS
Parameter class Dynamic; SQL Apply does not require restart
Role Standby
Standby type Logical
Corresponds to DBMS_LOGSTDBY.APPLY_SET('MAX_SGA') and the DBMS_LOGSTDBY.APPLY_UNSET('MAX_SGA') procedures
Scope Instance (On an Oracle RAC database, you can use the EDIT INSTANCE * ON DATABASE command to have all instances use the same value for this property.)
Enterprise Manager name Max SGA (MB)

8.3.25 LsbyMaxServers

The LsbyMaxServers configurable instance-specific property specifies the number of parallel query servers specifically reserved for SQL Apply. If the value is 0, SQL Apply uses all available parallel query servers to read the log files and apply changes.

Category Description
Datatype Integer
Valid values >=0
Broker default 0
Imported? Yes, from the MAX_SERVERS row of SYSTEM.LOGSTDBY$PARAMETERS
Parameter class Dynamic; SQL Apply does not require restart
Role Standby
Standby type Logical
Corresponds to DBMS_LOGSTDBY.APPLY_SET('MAX_SERVERS') and the DBMS_LOGSTDBY.APPLY_UNSET('MAX_SERVERS') procedures
Scope Instance (On an Oracle RAC database, you can use the EDIT INSTANCE * ON DATABASE command to have all instances use the same value for this property.)
Enterprise Manager name Max Servers

8.3.26 LsbyPreserveCommitOrder

The LsbyPreserveCommitOrder configurable database property controls whether transactions are committed on the logical standby database in the exact same order in which they were committed on the primary database. Specify one of the following values:

  • TRUE: Transactions are applied to the logical standby database in the exact order in which they were committed on the primary database.

  • FALSE: Transactions containing non-overlapping sets of rows may be committed in a different order than they were committed on the primary database.

Category Description
Datatype String
Valid values TRUE or FALSE
Broker default TRUE
Imported? Yes, from the PRESERVE_COMMIT_ORDER row of SYSTEM.LOGSTDBY$PARAMETERS
Parameter class Static; SQL Apply requires restart
Role Standby
Standby type Logical
Corresponds to DBMS_LOGSTDBY.APPLY_SET('PRESERVE_COMMIT_ORDER') and DBMS_LOGSTDBY.APPLY_UNSET('PRESERVE_COMMIT_ORDER') procedures
Scope Database
Enterprise Manager name Preserve Commit Order

8.3.27 LsbyRecordAppliedDdl

The LsbyRecordAppliedDdl configurable database property controls whether or not SQL statements that were applied to the logical standby database are recorded in the DBA_LOGSTDBY_EVENTS table. Specify one of the following values:

  • TRUE: DDL statements applied to the logical standby database are recorded in the DBA_LOGSTDBY_EVENTS table. This is the default setting.

  • FALSE: Applied DDL statements are not recorded.

Category Description
Datatype String
Valid values TRUE or FALSE
Broker default TRUE
Imported? Yes, from the RECORD_APPLIED_DDL row of SYSTEM.LOGSTDBY$PARAMETERS
Parameter class Dynamic; SQL Apply does not require restart
Role Standby
Standby type Logical
Corresponds to DBMS_LOGSTDBY.APPLY_SET('RECORD_APPLIED_DDL') and the DBMS_LOGSTDBY.APPLY_UNSET('RECORD_APPLIED_DDL') procedures
Scope Database
Enterprise Manager name Record Applied DDL

8.3.28 LsbyRecordSkipDdl

The LsbyRecordSkipDdl configurable database property controls whether or not skipped DDL statements are recorded in the DBA_LOGSTDBY_EVENTS table. Specify one of the following values:

  • TRUE: Skipped DDL statements are recorded in the DBA_LOGSTDBY_EVENTS table. This is the default setting.

  • FALSE: Skipped DDL statements are not recorded in the DBA_LOGSTDBY_EVENTS table.

Category Description
Datatype String
Valid values TRUE or FALSE
Broker default TRUE
Imported? Yes, from the RECORD_SKIP_DDL row of SYSTEM.LOGSTDBY$PARAMETERS
Parameter class Dynamic; SQL Apply does not require restart
Role Standby
Standby type Logical
Corresponds to DBMS_LOGSTDBY.APPLY_SET('RECORD_SKIP_DDL') and the DBMS_LOGSTDBY.APPLY_UNSET('RECORD_SKIP_DDL') procedures
Scope Database
Enterprise Manager name Record Skip DDL

8.3.29 LsbyRecordSkipErrors

The LsbyRecordSkipErrors configurable database property controls whether or not skipped errors (as described by the DBMS_LOGSTDBY.SKIP_ERROR procedure) are recorded in the DBA_LOGSTDBY_EVENTS table. Specify one of the following values:

  • TRUE: Skipped errors are recorded in the DBA_LOGSTDBY_EVENTS table.

  • FALSE: Skipped errors are not recorded in the DBA_LOGSTDBY_EVENTS table.

Category Description
Datatype String
Valid values TRUE or FALSE
Broker default TRUE
Imported? Yes, from the RECORD_SKIP_ERRORS row of SYSTEM.LOGSTDBY$PARAMETERS
Parameter class Dynamic; SQL Apply does not require restart
Role Standby
Standby type Logical
Corresponds to DBMS_LOGSTDBY.APPLY_SET('RECORD_SKIP_ERRORS') and the DBMS_LOGSTDBY.APPLY_UNSET('RECORD_SKIP_ERRORS') procedures
Scope Database
Enterprise Manager name Record Skip Errors

8.3.30 MaxConnections

The MaxConnections configurable database property specifies how many ARCn processes will be used in parallel to transmit redo data from a single archived redo log on the primary database to the archived redo log at the remote site. If the MaxConnections property is set to a value greater than 1, redo transport services use multiple ARCn processes to transmit redo data to archived redo log files at the remote destinations.

Category Description
Datatype Integer
Valid values 1 to 20
Broker default 1
Imported? Yes, from the MAX_CONNECTIONS column of the V$ARCHIVE_DEST view for the primary database.
Parameter class Dynamic
Role Standby
Standby type Physical, logical, or snapshot
Corresponds to
  • LOG_ARCHIVE_MAX_PROCESSES initialization parameterFoot 1 
  • MAX_CONNECTIONS attribute for the LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_n initialization parameter of the primary database

  • MAX_CONNECTIONS column of the V$ARCHIVE_DEST view of the primary database

Scope Database
Enterprise Manager name Not applicable

Footnote 1 The LOG_ARCHIVE_MAX_PROCESSES initialization parameter affects the actual number of ARCn processes used by an instance.

8.3.31 MaxFailure

The MaxFailure configurable database property specifies the maximum number of contiguous archiving failures before the redo transport services stop trying to transport archived redo log files to the standby database. A value of zero indicates that an unlimited number of failures are allowed.

Category Description
Datatype Integer
Valid values >=0
Broker default 0
Imported? Yes, from the MAX_FAILURE column of V$ARCHIVE_DEST view of the primary database
Parameter class Dynamic
Role StandbyFoot 1 
Standby type Physical, logical, or snapshot
Corresponds to
  • MAX_FAILURE attribute for the LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_n initialization parameter of the primary database
  • MAX_FAILURE column of the V$ARCHIVE_DEST view of the primary database

Scope Database
Enterprise Manager name Not applicable

Footnote 1 Although this property is set for the standby database, it is indirectly related to the redo transport services for the primary database. The broker propagates the setting you specify on the standby database to the corresponding attributes of the LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_n value of the primary database.

8.3.32 NetTimeout

The NetTimeout configurable database property specifies the number of seconds the LGWR waits for Oracle Net Services to respond to a LGWR request. It is used to bypass the long connection timeout in TCP.

Category Description
Datatype Integer
Valid values 0, 15 to 1200
Broker default 30
Imported? Yes, from the NET_TIMEOUT column of V$ARCHIVE_DEST view of the primary database
Parameter class Dynamic
Role Primary and Standby
Standby type Physical, logical, or snapshot
Corresponds to
  • NET_TIMEOUT attribute of the LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_n initialization parameter of the primary database
  • NET_TIMEOUT column of V$ARCHIVE_DEST view of the primary database

Scope Database
Enterprise Manager name Not applicable

8.3.33 ObserverConnectIdentifier

The ObserverConnectIdentifier configurable database property specifies a connect identifier that can be used by the observer to connect to this database. This can pertain only to the primary database, or to the target standby database when fast-start failover is enabled.

Category Description
Datatype String
Valid Values A connect identifier that observer can use to connect to this database
Broker Default Empty StringFoot 1 
Imported? No
Parameter Class Not applicable
Role Primary and Standby
Standby Type Physical or logical
Corresponds to Not applicable
Scope Database
Enterprise Manager name Observer Connect Identifier

Footnote 1 When this is Empty String (not set by the user), the connect identifier specified by this database's DGConnectIdentifier property will be used by the observer.

8.3.34 PreferredApplyInstance

The PreferredApplyInstance configurable database property indicates that a particular instance is the preferred choice for serving log apply services. It is only used when the database is a standby Oracle RAC database. The value could be an empty string (default) which means the broker chooses the apply instance.

Category Description
Datatype String
Valid Values The instance name (SID) or empty string. Note that on certain platforms, SIDs may be case-sensitive.
Broker Default Empty string
Imported? No
Parameter Class Not applicable
Role Standby
Standby Type Physical or logical
Corresponds to Not applicable
Scope Database
Enterprise Manager name Apply Instance

See Also:

8.3.35 RedoCompression

The RedoCompression configurable database property is used to specify whether redo data is transmitted to a standby database in compressed or uncompressed form.

Note:

Redo transport compression is a feature of the Oracle Advanced Compression option. You must purchase a license for this option before using the redo transport compression feature.
Category Description
Datatype String
Valid value DISABLE or ENABLE
Broker Default DISABLE
Imported? Yes, from the COMPRESSION column of the V$ARCHIVE_DEST view of the primary database
Parameter class Dynamic
Role StandbyFoot 1 
Standby type Physical, logical, or snapshot
Corresponds to
  • COMPRESSION attribute for the LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_n initialization parameter of the primary database
  • COMPRESSION column of the V$ARCHIVE_DEST view of the primary database

Scope Database
Enterprise Manager name Not applicable

Footnote 1 Although this property is set for the standby database, it is indirectly related to the redo transport services for the primary database. The broker propagates the setting you specify on the standby database to the corresponding attributes of the LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_n value of the primary database.

8.3.36 ReopenSecs

The ReopenSecs configurable database property specifies the minimum number of seconds before the archiver process (ARCn, foreground, or log writer process) should try again to access a previously failed destination.

Category Description
Datatype Integer
Valid values >=0 seconds
Broker default 300
Imported? Yes, from the REOPEN_SECS column of V$ARCHIVE_DEST view of the primary database
Parameter class Dynamic
Role StandbyFoot 1 
Standby type Physical, logical, or snapshot
Corresponds to
  • REOPEN attribute for the LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_n initialization parameter of the primary database
  • REOPEN_SECS column of the V$ARCHIVE_DEST view of the primary database

Scope Database
Enterprise Manager name Not applicable

Footnote 1 Although this property is set for the standby database, it is indirectly related to the redo transport services for the primary database. The broker propagates the setting you specify on the standby database to the corresponding attributes of the LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_n value of the primary database.

8.3.37 SidName

The SidName configurable database property specifies the Oracle System Identifier (SID) of the instance. The property can only be updated when broker management of the database is disabled. You should only update the value when the SID is changed, in which case you need to disable broker management of the database, update the SidName property to match with the new SID, and reenable broker management of the database.

Note:

If no existing instance object in the broker configuration, for the database object whose name matches this instance's db_unique_name, has a SidName property with a value that matches this instance's actual SID, then the broker will create a new instance object for this database that has this instance's db_unique_name. See Section 1.3, "Data Guard Broker Management Model" for more information.
Category Description
Datatype String
Valid values SID of the instance. Note that on certain platforms, SIDs may be case-sensitive.
Broker default Not applicable
Imported? Yes
Parameter class Not applicable
Role Primary and standby
Standby type Physical, logical, or snapshot
Corresponds to INSTANCE_NAME column of the V$INSTANCE view
Scope Instance
Enterprise Manager name Not applicable

See Also:

Oracle Database Administrator's Guide for more information about SIDs

8.3.38 StandbyArchiveLocation

The StandbyArchiveLocation configurable database property specifies the location of archived redo log files arriving from a primary database. Oracle recommends that you always explicitly set the value.

Category Description
Datatype String
Valid values Nonempty file specification of the location of archived redo log files on the standby database. Use DB_RECOVERY_FILE_DEST if a database recovery area is desired.
Broker default dgsby_db_unique_name
Imported? Yes, from the DESTINATION column of the V$ARCHIVE_DEST fixed view of the standby database where the destination is a local destination and where the VALID_FOR attribute is compatible with the string (STANDBY_ROLE, STANDBY_LOGFILE); if no such destination exists, import is from the STANDBY_ARCHIVE_DEST initialization parameter. Note that the STANDBY_ARCHIVE_DEST parameter has been deprecated and is supported for backward compatibility only.
Parameter class Dynamic
Role Standby
Standby type Physical, logical, or snapshot
Corresponds to
  • LOCATION attribute of the LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_n initialization parameter of the standby database with VALID_FOR compatible with (STANDBY_ROLE, STANDBY_LOGFILE)
  • DESTINATION column of the V$ARCHIVE_DEST view of the standby database

Scope Instance
Enterprise Manager name Standby Archive Location

Note:

On a logical standby database, Oracle recommends the LOCATION attribute of the LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_n initialization parameter for the local destination be different from the value of StandbyArchiveLocation property, unless you are using a database recovery area.

8.3.39 StandbyFileManagement

The StandbyFileManagement configurable database property affects how the add datafile operation on the primary database is applied on the standby database. If this property is set to AUTO, in conjunction with valid settings in the DbFileNameConvert configurable database property, a corresponding new datafile is automatically created on the standby database. The location of this new standby datafile is determined by the value of the DbFileNameConvert property.

If this property is set to MANUAL, you have to create the correct new datafile on the standby database manually.

Category Description
Datatype String
Valid values AUTO or MANUAL
Broker default AUTO
Imported? Yes, from the STANDBY_FILE_MANAGEMENT initialization parameter
Parameter class Dynamic
Role Standby
Standby type Physical, logical, or snapshot
Corresponds to STANDBY_FILE_MANAGEMENT initialization parameter
Scope Database
Enterprise Manager name Not applicable

8.3.40 StaticConnectIdentifier

The StaticConnectIdentifier configurable instance-specific property specifies the connection identifier that the DGMGRL client will use when starting database instances.

Category Description
Datatype String
Valid values A connect identifier that refers to a service that is statically registered.
Broker default Connect descriptor that is the concatenation of:Foot 1 
  • The ADDRESS attribute value of the listener that is specified for the LOCAL_LISTENER initialization parameter

  • The value for the SERVICE_NAME attribute will be set to a concatenation of db_unique_name_DGMGRL.db_domain

Imported? Yes, from the LOCAL_LISTENER and DB_UNIQUE_NAME initialization parameters.
Parameter class Not applicable
Role Primary and standby
Standby type Physical, logical, or snapshot
Corresponds to Not applicable
Scope Instance
Enterprise Manager name Not applicable

Footnote 1 If the instance specified by the SidName property is started on a different host (read from the HOST_NAME column of the V$INSTANCE view) than the host on which it had been previously started, the broker automatically updates the default value of the StaticConnectIdentifier property to incorporate the current ADDRESS attribute of the listener that is specified for the LOCAL_LISTENER initialization parameter.

See Also:

Oracle Database Net Services Administrator's Guide for more information about statically registered services