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Spfile Is In Old Pre-11 Format; Converting To New H.A.R.D. Compliant Format (Doc ID 1352070.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 02, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 11.2]
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
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The following message appears in the alert log file at alter database open:

Spfile <SPFILE.ORA> is in old pre-11 format and compatible >= 11.0.0; converting to new H.A.R.D. compliant format

Depending on the circumstances and the used platform, the message can also appear during the mount stage or even when the database is being shut down.


The spfile was created when the database was down, e.g.:


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