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Oracle 9i errors with error ORA-03113: end-of-file on communication channel

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Problem Details

Problem Statement

ALL script terminates with ORA-03113 error.

Applicable Error Code

ORA-03113: end-of-file on communication channel

Affected Versions

Replicate versions, Database version 9.2.0.1 

Affected Platforms

Noticed in AIX

 
Description

When Dbvisit Replicate is running with Oracle 9.2.0.1.0 - 64bit Production on AIX 5.3 we get the following error:

$ ./ora9src-all.sh
Setting up Dbvisit Replicate configuration
Configure database ora9src...
This check fails if the DBID is not the expected one...
Ok, check passed.
Configure database PROD_dbvlin503...
This check fails if the DBID is not the expected one...
Ok, check passed.
Object grants for database ora9src...
Object grants for database PROD_dbvlin503...
Setting up the configuration
Initializing......done
WARN-1850: No DDC DB available, dictionary table does not exist.
DDC loaded from database (0 variables).
Dbvisit Replicate version 2.4.31.2923
Copyright (C) Dbvisit Software Limited. All rights reserved.
DDC file /home/oracle/ora9src/ora9src-onetime.ddc loaded.
MINE: Cannot determine Dbvisit Replicate dictionary version. (no dictionary exists)
APPLY: Cannot determine Dbvisit Replicate dictionary version. (no dictionary exists)
dbvrep> set ON_WARNING SKIP
Variable ON_WARNING set to SKIP for process *.
dbvrep> set ON_ERROR EXIT
Variable ON_ERROR set to EXIT for process *.
dbvrep> ENGINE SWITCH_REDOLOG
dbvrep> ENGINE SETUP MINE DROP DICTIONARY
0 dictionary objects dropped.
dbvrep> ENGINE SETUP MINE CREATE DICTIONARY
ERR-1774: Prepare failed on SQL '
select distinct aic.column_name, min(column_position), max(algc.column_name)
from all_indexes ai 
join all_ind_columns aic
on owner = index_owner 
and ai.index_name = aic.index_name
left join all_log_groups alg on alg.owner = ai.owner and alg.table_name = ai.table_name and always in ('Y', 'ALWAYS')
left join all_log_group_columns algc on algc.owner = ai.owner and algc.table_name = ai.table_name and alg.log_group_name =
algc.log_group_name and algc.column_name = aic.column_name
where ai.table_owner=? and ai.table_name=?
and uniqueness = 'UNIQUE'
group by aic.column_name
order by 2
' with error ORA-03113: end-of-file on communication channel
Process ID: 0
Session ID: 21 Serial number: 639 (DBD ERROR: OCIStmtExecute/Describe)
FATAL-9043: Error detected and ON_ERROR set to EXIT.
Error encountered, not starting Dbvisit Replicate.
Solution

This is an Oracle bug. Upgrade to Oracle 9.2.0.8. Sometimes rerunning the *-all.sh script also works. Please also the see the below link, which clearly says recommended version is 9.2.0.4 and above.

https://dbvisit.atlassian.net/wiki/display/ugd7/Supported+Platforms

Arjen Visser June 20, 2013 13:46

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