Database Upgrade 11.2.0.2 To 11.2.0.3 via DBUA Gives ORA-17502: ksfdcre:4 Failed to create SPFILE (Doc ID 1551481.1)

Last updated on MARCH 02, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
While running DBUA to upgrade software from 11.2.0.2 to 11.2.0.3, during post upgrade steps, get error message

ORA-17502: ksfdcre:4 Failed to create file
+VORTEX/masterdb/parameterfile/spfile.1376.814028241
ORA-15046: ASM file name
'+VORTEX/masterdb/parameterfile/spfile.1376.814028241' is not in single-file creation form

Symptoms

From PostUpgrade.log see following

create spfile='+VORTEX/masterdb/parameterfile/spfile.1376.814028241' FROM pfile='E:\Oracle\product\11.2.0.3\dbhome_1\database\initMASTERDB.ora'
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ERROR at line 1:
ORA-17502: ksfdcre:4 Failed to create file +VORTEX/masterdb/parameterfile/spfile.1376.814028241
ORA-15046: ASM file name '+VORTEX/masterdb/parameterfile/spfile.1376.814028241' is not in single-file creation form

Cause

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