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

Posted on 2005-05-05
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
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

Any ideas?
Question by:bromley_college
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    Accepted Solution

    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.

    Author Comment

    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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