Creating Single Database Instance in Exadata Setup having RAC databases with same name ,fails with ORA-00304
Last updated on JULY 21, 2017
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 184.108.40.206 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 21-Jul-2017***
Unable to create a single instance "DUPDB" with a database name "UTLD" on a Exadata Server, when there are already exists a two node RAC database having Database Name "UTLD" on the Exadata servers.
- Exadata box with four servers: DB01, DB02, DB03 and DB04.
- A two node RAC database "UTLD" exists on DB01 and DB02.
- When attempting to create a single instance "DUPDB" with a database name of "UTLD" on DB03; it fails with:
$ echo $ORACLE_SID
SQL> STARTUP NOMOUNT PFILE='/u02/oradba/initdupdb.ora'
ORA-00304: requested INSTANCE_NUMBER is busy
- Pfile(initdupdb.ora) has:
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