Whilst investigating a user issue today, I came across an unusual occurrence of the "ORA-01031: insufficient privileges" error which was not caused to the usual suspects of missing grants and/or tablespace quota.
The following message was being repeatedly reported in our alert log: 2012-12-05 04:44:36.067 [client(10553)]CRS-10051:CVU found following errors with Clusterware setup : PRVF-5408 : NTP Time Server "188.8.131.52" is common only to the following nodes "ora005" PRVF-5408 : NTP Time Server "184.108.40.206" is common only to the following nodes "ora005" Certainly a worrying message -- imagine the... Continue Reading →
Finally, with Oracle 11g comes a solution to the dreaded "ORA-00054: resource busy and acquire with NOWAIT specified" message. It's now possible to specify how long the command should wait before timing out.
After receiving ORA-12012 and ORA-29280 errors in our database alert log relating to packages owned by ORACLE_OCM I did a little digging to determine what the packages were, and how to resolve the issue. This post serves as a reminder for the next time I encounter the errors!