Upgrading to a higher release throws ORA-01031: insufficient privileges (Doc ID 1565816.1)

Last updated on MAY 29, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 8.1.7.4 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 8.1.7 to 12.1]
Oracle Spatial and Graph - Version 11.1.0.7 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
ORA-01031: insufficient privileges is thrown during the upgrade to 11.1.0.7 (or higher)

Symptoms

 During the upgrade of database ORA-01031: insufficient privileges error is thrown

 

Changes

 You are upgrading a prior release to higher patchset with or without latest PSU / SPU

Cause

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