Urgent-Ora-16038 error on the server

Posted on 2007-07-30
Last Modified: 2013-12-18
i am getting this error on the server

Archive process error: ORA-16038: log 6 sequence# 2634 cannot be archived
ORA-19504: failed to create file ""
ORA-00312: online log 6 thread 1: 'E:\ORACLE\ODATA\TESTD3\REDO06.LOG'
what is the reason for this error
is this something very common. what are these log files?
Question by:samir25
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    these archive log files are the dump files of the redo log.
    the error you see is most likely an indication of the disk (E:) being full, or the path does not exist.
    fix that, and the error will go away (for a while, at least).

    when you database is in archivelog mode, it will generate those files, which you should backup in case you have to restore your database from media failure, or in general to a point in time. once they are backed up, or obsolete for you, you can delete them from the disk.
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    Probably due to space issues. Remove any old archive log backed up files and try again
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