10.2 DBCA Fails With “ORA-15204: Database Version Is Incompatible With Diskgroup” (ASM 11.2 Is Selected As Storage Option.

(Doc ID 1373633.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 08, 2011

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: to - Release: 10.2 to 11.2
Information in this document applies to any platform.


1) This is a RAC database creation through DBCA ( release).

2) Oracle RAC RDBMS is release.

3) Oracle ASM RAC installation is (Grid Infrastructure).

4) “General Purpose” DBCA template is being used.

5) ASM is selected as storage option for the database, the diskgroup (+DATA1) to create the database has set the COMPATIBLE.RDBMS attribute =

SQL> select * from V$ASM_ATTRIBUTE;

------------ --------------- --------------------- ------- -------
1 20 1 N Y


1 21 1 N Y

6) But DBCA fails during the database creation with the next error (please check the DBCA Error file for additional details):

ORA-19624: operation failed, retry possible
ORA-19870: error reading backup piece
ORA-19504: failed to create file "+DATA1"
ORA-17502: ksfdcre: 4 Failed to create file +DATA1
ORA-15001: diskgroup "DATA1" does not exist or is not mounted
ORA-15204: database version is incompatible with
diskgroup DATA1

ORA-06512: at "SYS.X$DBMS_BACKUP_RESTORE:, line 5170
ORA-06512: at line 40

Note: The same problem is reported on ASM/Database Standalone configurations as well.


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