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see ORA-12699
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RE: dbms_job failed to execute

Igor Neyman


Did you check dba_jobs before you run them manually this morning?
Did you see "broken" jobs?  When you run jobs manually, "broken" changes from Y to N.
If yes - there supposed to be corresponding trace files in "udump" directory.  Or look for more _j000_ or _j001_ and so on in bdump directory with the timestamps between Saturday and this morning.

From: Magnus Andersen [mailto:mag.andersen@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2005 11:04 AM
To: Igor Neyman
Cc: oracle-l@freelists.org
Subject: Re: dbms_job failed to execute


The database only goes down Saturday mornings for cold backup.  I'm doing hot backups the rest of the week.  I'm thinking about changing this to only to hot backups since I've read that there is no reason to do the cold, but that is an other thread I might start to iron that out.  My guess is that the problem started saturday, but I didn't catch the issue before Tuesday morning.  The reason you see all the jobs executed this morning is that I had to run them manually.  We have several processes that are depending on these procedures being run.  They do not execute on their own.

Hope this makes sense.


On 10/27/05, Igor Neyman <ineyman@perceptron.com> wrote:
When you are saying that jobs stopped executing on Tuesday, does it mean that they were not executed since then?
Your output from dba_jobs shows that all your jobs were executed this morning (probably when your instance was started) and they all are scheduled to be executed tomorrow at different times (probably, as they are supposed to).
The reason they all were executed this morning right after instance started is that most probably your instance was down at the time when they were scheduled to be executed, and when oracle starts, it checks if it missed to execute some jobs while the instance was down.
And if it finds such jobs that "missed" their scheduled time, it will execute them immediately (not waiting for next scheduled time).

From: oracle-l-bounce@freelists.org [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@freelists.org] On Behalf Of Magnus Andersen
Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2005 10:17 AM
Cc: oracle-l@freelists.org
Subject: Re: dbms_job failed to execute

I found two trace files with the same time stamp on them.  These are the closest to when I saw the problem.  Could this have "hung" since the database bounced?

Magnus Andersen
Systems Administrator / Oracle DBA
Walker & Associates, Inc.

Trace file information...

Dump file /opt/oracle/ora92/rdbms/log
Oracle9i Enterprise Edition Release - Production
With the Partitioning, OLAP and Oracle Data Mining options
JServer Release - Production
ORACLE_HOME = /opt/oracle/ora92
System name:    Linux
Node name:      oraprd.walkerassoc.com
Release:        2.4.21-32.0.1.ELsmp
Version:        #1 SMP Tue May 17 17:52:23 EDT 2005
Machine:        i686
Instance name: prd
Redo thread mounted by this instance: 1
Oracle process number: 28
Unix process pid: 9659, image: oracle@oraprd.walkerassoc.com (J000)

*** 2005-10-22 00:38:58.415
*** SESSION ID:(27.52095) 2005-10-22 00:38:58.391
OPIRIP: Uncaught error 1089. Error stack:
ORA-01089: immediate shutdown in progress - no operations are permitted
ORA-00448: normal completion of background process

Magnus Andersen
Systems Administrator / Oracle DBA
Walker & Associates, Inc.