Not Able To Connect To An Idle Instance Because Of Error Ora-09822 (Doc ID 1295614.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 02, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 8.1.7.4 to 11.2.0.2 [Release 8.1.7 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 01-Sep-2017***

Symptoms

While trying to connect as sysdba to an idle instance the following errors are occuring:

sqlplus / as sysdba

ORA-09822: Translation of audit file name failed.
Additional information: 9822
ORA-09822: Translation of audit file name failed.
Additional information: 9822



Both the default audit file location and the audit file location defined by the AUDIT_FILE_DEST parameter are accessible and the owner of the Oracle executables can write files to these locations.


Cause

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