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OGG-15163 Force Stop Extract or Replicat


When we tried to stop a GoldenGate service process, we may see OGG-15163 to alert us that the process is unstoppable. Let's see what we had.

Lagged Extract

The EXTRACT seemed hung, but its status was still "RUNNING". Restarting the process is my first thought, but we can't stop it normally. At last, we force stop EXTRACT by killing the process. Here is the case:

GGSCI (product1) 5> info all

Program     Status      Group       Lag at Chkpt  Time Since Chkpt

EXTRACT     RUNNING     E_FIAPP1    00:51:52      19:13:54
EXTRACT     RUNNING     P_FIAPP1    00:00:00      00:00:00

As you can see, the column "Time Since Chkpt" is far behind current time. Apparently, EXTRACT stops working. Something's wrong.

Check EXTRACT Log (Report)

GGSCI (product1) 6> view report E_FIAPP1

2018-01-02 13:36:10  ERROR   OGG-01028  Timeout in waiting for threads to respond to message:9.

Is it waiting for something temporarily? No, it has been 19 hours long. If we don't intervene immediately, it could be hung forever. Therefore, we should try to restart EXTRACT group and see the response.


GGSCI (product1) 7> stop E_FIAPP1

Sending STOP request to EXTRACT E_FIAPP1 ...

2018-01-03 08:38:26 ERROR OGG-15163 There was a problem sending a message to EXTRACT E_FIAPP1 (Timeout waiting for message).

In this case, OGG-15163 means that GGSCI has sent a STOP message to the process, but the process didn't respond. We need to stop it force, a stronger way to do it.


OGG kill Command

You can use KILL EXTRACT to kill an Extract process running in regular or PASSIVE mode. Use this command only if a process cannot be stopped gracefully with the STOP EXTRACT command.

GGSCI (dbs1) 8> kill extract E_FIAPP1

Sending KILL request to MANAGER ...
Killed process (27604) for EXTRACT E_FIAPP1


In a similar way, we can kill a replicate process by issuing KILL REPLICAT in the interactive mode.

OS kill Command

Actually, it's the same as killing the process on OS-level.

[oracle@product1 ogg]$ ps -ef | grep E_FIAPP1
oracle    79138  37711 86 Jan02 ?        20:19:20 /oggdata/ogg/extract PARAMFILE /oggdata/ogg/dirprm/e_fiapp1.prm REPORTFILE /oggdata/ogg/dirrpt/E_FIAPP1.rpt PROCESSID E_FIAPP1 USESUBDIRS
[oracle@product1 ogg]$ kill -9 79138

By the way, the Manager process will not attempt to restart a killed Extract process.


[oracle@product1 ogg]$ ./ggsci

Oracle GoldenGate Command Interpreter for Oracle
Version 17185003 OGGCORE_12.
Linux, x64, 64bit (optimized), Oracle 12c on Sep 25 2013 02:33:54
Operating system character set identified as UTF-8.

Copyright (C) 1995, 2013, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

GGSCI (product1) 1> info all

Program     Status      Group       Lag at Chkpt  Time Since Chkpt

EXTRACT     ABENDED     E_FIAPP1    00:51:52      19:23:10
EXTRACT     RUNNING     P_FIAPP1    00:00:00      00:00:05

GGSCI (product1) 2> start E_FIAPP1

Sending START request to MANAGER ...

GGSCI (product1) 3> info all

Program     Status      Group       Lag at Chkpt  Time Since Chkpt

EXTRACT     RUNNING     E_FIAPP1    20:15:12      00:00:04
EXTRACT     RUNNING     P_FIAPP1    00:00:00      00:00:00

Now the extract is moving on.


The following commands may achieve the same result. For example:

SEND EXTRACT <extract_group_name>, FORCESTOP

You can test them by yourself

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