RDBPROD: Starting EPC$REGISTRAR fails. ACCOUNTING and logfile say WRONG_ODS (Doc ID 1391996.1)

Last updated on JULY 05, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Rdb Server on OpenVMS - Version 7.0 and later
Oracle Trace (for Rdb) - Version 2.4.1.1 to 7.2.0.3
HP OpenVMS Itanium
HP OpenVMS Alpha

Symptoms

System default Rdb version is 7.2-501. Attaching to the EPC$ADMIN_DB and EPC$HISTORY_DB databases is possible, as shown below:

$ mc sql$
SQL> attach 'filename epc$admin_db';
SQL> disconnect all;
SQL> attach 'filename epc$history_db';
SQL> show version
Current version of SQL is: Oracle Rdb SQL V7.2-501
Underlying versions are:
     Database with filename epc$history_db
        Oracle Rdb V7.2-501
        Rdb/Dispatch V7.2-501 (OpenVMS Alpha)
SQL> exit


Starting the EPC$REGISTRAR process and then checking if this process runs gives:

$ @sys$startup:epc$startup
     "RDBVMS$INSTALLED_VERSIONS" = "*V7.2-501" (LNM$PROCESS_TABLE)
%RUN-S-PROC_ID, identification of created process is 226021B7
$ sho process/id=226021B7
%SYSTEM-W-NONEXPR, nonexistent process
$


The EPC$REGISTRAR process has failed.

Changes

Oracle Rdb upgrade from 7.1.x to 7.2.x

Cause

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