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Instance Startup Fails With ORA-00205 After Applying Patch/Relinking (Doc ID 1166697.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 14, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.1 and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Generic UNIX

Symptoms

o 11.2 Grid Infrastructure & RDBMS 11.2, 11.1 or 10
o database files stored in ASM
o GI and RDBMS homes set up for job role separation using different software owners
o attempt to start the database instance via sqlplus immediately after the Oracle executable has been relinked (e.g. after patching) returns the following error:

 

Changes

The Oracle executable has been relinked, e.g. as part of patching (PSU etc) the database home.

Cause

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