OpenVMS: VMS: ORA-01078, LRM-00109 AT INSTANCE STARTUP WHEN SPFILE IN ORA_ROOT:[DBS] (Doc ID 1364741.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 31, 2013

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.2 to 10.2.0.4 [Release 10.2]
HP OpenVMS Itanium
HP OpenVMS Alpha
***Checked for relevance on 31-Oct-2013***

Symptoms

Attempts to start an Oracle instance fail with the following errors:


SQL> startup
ORA-01078: failure in processing system parameters
LRM-00109: could not open parameter file 'disk$dedicated:[oradata.test]ora_params.


Changes

The SPFILE for the database has been created in the ora_root:[dbs] directory.

Cause

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