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FAL: Can't identify FAL client, null string supplied

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Our standby database is failing to apply the supplied log files and reports the following error in the standby error log

Failed to request gap sequence. Thread #: 1, gap sequence: 1861-1861

I find the following error in the primary server error log:

FAL: Can't identify FAL client, null string supplied
     Thread 1, gap sequence 1861-1861

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colin_palmer earned 2000 total points
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Check your FAL_Client and FAL_Server settings in the init.ora files on the primary and standby database instances. They should be the same.
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Checked our settings and found we had multiple copies of init.ora on our standby server. The FAL values were different in the version the standby database was using.

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