Oracle Error ORA-00301: error in adding log file – file cannot be created

Oracle Error Message

ORA-00301: error in adding log file <name> – file cannot be created

Reason for the Error

You attempted to create a redo log file, but it failed. For example, when resizing or adding a logfile group, you may receive this error.

Solution

There are 3 options that you can look at to fix this error

  • Check to see if the device has enough storage space.
  • Check to see if the device is still available.
  • Verify that the file name is correct.