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OpenVMS: ORA-01078 and ORA-27038 When Running Create Spfile From Pfile (Doc ID 1266941.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.2.0.4 and later   [Release: 10.2 and later ]
HP OpenVMS Itanium
HP OpenVMS Alpha

Symptoms

Checked for relevance on 9-Feb-2011.

Creating a spfile under Oracle RDBMS 10.2.x fails with error:

SQL> create spfile from pfile;
create spfile from pfile
*
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-01078: failure in processing system parameters
ORA-27038: created file already exists
Additional information: 1
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A current spfile already exists although this should not prevent a new spfile to be created.

Cause

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