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

Last updated on DECEMBER 06, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 10-Oct-2016***

Symptoms

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.



Changes

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

startup
create pfile from spfile;
shutdown immediate
create spfile from pfile;
startup

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

Cause

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