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Startup Instance Failed with ORA-27140 ORA-27300 ORA-27301 ORA-27302 and ORA-27303 on skgpwinit6 (Doc ID 1274030.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 31, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 29-Mar-2013***


On : version, Real Application Cluster

When attempting to start database as oracle user, the following errors are seen in alert log.


ORA-00210: cannot open control file
ORA-00202: error in writing''+RECODG/utsdb/controlfile/current.256.732754521''
ORA-17503: ksfdopn: 2 Failed to open file +RECODG/utsdb/controlfile/current.256.732754521
ORA-15001: diskgroup "RECODG" does not exist or is not mounted
ORA-15055: unable to connect to ASM instance
ORA-27140: attach to post/wait facility failed
ORA-27300: OS system dependent operation:invalid_euid failed with status: 1
ORA-27301: OS failure message: Not owner
ORA-27302: failure occurred at: skgpwinit5
ORA-27303: additional information: startup euid = 100 (grid), current euid = 101 (oracle)

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

$ sqlplus "/as sysdba"
SQL> startup

Or in some cases, DBCA fails to create database with :



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