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Unregistering a Deleted Database from OID or OVD Fails with: ORA-01078 Failure In Processing System Parameters. How to Deregister or Unregister from OID/OVD a Database that is Gone and No Longer Exists? (Doc ID 2092217.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 18, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Virtual Directory - Version to
Oracle Internet Directory - Version 9.0.4 to 11.1.1 [Release 10gR1 to 11g]
Oracle Database Configuration Assistant - Version and later
Advanced Networking Option - Version 9.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


A database (DB) had been registered to Oracle Internet Directory (OID) or Oracle Virtual Directory (OVD) and then was deleted before its was was unregistered.

No longer be able to use the Oracle Database Configuration Assistant (ODBA / DBCA) on the database to unregister because the database has been deleted.

Trying to unregister the DB from OID/OVD returns ORA-01078 error (as pfile or spfile is not there since the DB is gone):

ORA-01078: failure in processing system parameters

How to remove all associations from OID/OVD for the deleted database?


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