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Connor McDonald

Thanks for the question, Mohammad.

Asked: September 12, 2020 - 6:33 am UTC

Answered by: Connor McDonald - Last updated: September 14, 2020 - 3:11 am UTC

Category: Database Administration - Version: 19c R3

You Asked

Hi Dear,
I have a problem with standby database, whenever I run recovery manager in standby database it terminates and shows "ORA-46952: standby database format mismatch for password file" in alter log.
I did not find any in oracle support.
I would be glad to help me.
Best regards

and we said...

Password files have a "version", because from time to time we improve the internal format for security purposes etc.

You can see the version from

select file_name, format from v$passwordfile_info;

If you regenerate your password file on the primary with 'orapwd' , and the copy it to the standby you should be OK

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