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I am doing dataguard. I have manually done a backup for the standby database. It was working fine. Problem arose when I used the standby controlfile. On the primary, I have created a standby controlfile and transferred it to the standby.

scp test_sdy
cp /u03/app/oracle/oradata/TEST1/control01.ctl \

The standby's init.ora contains:


When I start up the standby database using pfile, I get this error:

ORA-10458: standby database requires recovery
ORA-01157: cannot identify/lock data file 1 - see DBWR trace file
ORA-01110: data file 1: '/u03/app/oracle/oradata/TEST1_SDY/system01.dbf'

Did I do something wrong with the standby control file? How can I fix this?

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Does that file exist on your standby? – Mat Nov 20 '12 at 9:36
@mat:thanks for the file doesn't exit. – sneha Nov 21 '12 at 4:37
What is the path to system01.dbf on your primary, and is it the same as on the standby? – kubanczyk Nov 21 '12 at 8:07
path is same for both primary and standby /u03/app/oracle/oradata/TEST1/system01.dbf – sneha Nov 21 '12 at 8:59
Check out for simple step by step instructions. – Roy Nov 21 '12 at 16:14

I think you problem is in the parameters file of standby database, may be you have defined something as:


This parameter change the location on dbfiles for standby version. Here a link of documentation:

If you remove this line in parameter file of standby database and restart should be work, with the same control file standby version created before.

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