10.2.04 Data guard logical standbys and dbms_scheduler

Learned an interesting one today.  I noticed that the nightly stats job was not running on any of our data guard logical standbys.  It would not run despite running a complete remove/reset the scheduled maintenance window, resetting the parameters for the job, etc.  A fellow DBA tipped me off to this issue which applies to 10.2.0.4 logical standbys (enterprise ed, any platform).  Apparently dbms_scheduler just doesn’t run on logicals in 10.2.0.4 without a fix.

To resolve it you can set an event as follows:

stop log apply
alter system set event = ‘10793 trace name context forever, level 2’ scope=spfile;
restart the database and restart log apply

I have yet to be able to implement this so YMMV.  We will probably put it in place over the next few weeks.

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