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ORA-49164 Event Number Is Invalid during database startup (Doc ID 1615519.1)

Last updated on APRIL 09, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On, Oracle Database does not startup after new home installation.

The following error is seen:

oracle@xxx $ sqlplus '/ as sysdba'

SQL*Plus: Release Production on Paz Oca 19 10:16:59 2014

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SQL> create spfile from pfile;

File was created

SQL> startup
ORA-49164: Event number is invalid
SQL> Disconnected

$ oerr ora 49164
49164, 0000, "Event number is invalid"
// *Document: NO
// *Cause:
// *Action:

There are no entires to the alert log file.


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