Locations of tnsnames.ora

During a recent troubleshooting, we came across a requirement where we wanted to know what all locations does Oracle searches tnsnames.ora ? So writing this quick post for the analysis that we did and the results we reached during this exercise. You might already aware of tnsnames.ora in path defined by TNS_ADMIN variable and default…

ORA-00368 Checksum error in redo log block

Cause: The redo block indicated by the accompanying error, is not vaild. It has a checksum that does not match the block contents. Action: Do recovery with a good version of the log or do time based recovery up to the indicated time. If this happens when archiving, archiving of the problem log can be…