WCI Collaboration Error "Collaboration failed to start because: Linked database alias is incorrect"

(Doc ID 845160.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 02, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Collaboration - Version 4.2 to 10.3.0.1
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 22-Aug-2013***

Symptoms

After upgrading a WCI Collaboration database from Microsoft SQL Server 2000 to Microsoft SQL Server 2005, the collaboration.log file reports the following error:

"Contact the administrator. Collaboration failed to start because: Linked database alias is incorrect. Review the collaboration.log and database.xml files, and look at the tag."

Changes

This problem may occur after upgrading a WebCenter Collaboration database from Microsoft SQL Server 2000 to Microsoft SQL Server 2005.

Cause

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