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datapatch fails to connect with ORA-01034: ORACLE not available (Doc ID 1635432.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 12, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 12.1]
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Note:  This is to address an issue during the execution of datapatch during a Post Installation (after OPatch properly installs the patch) or Post De-installation (after OPatch properly rolls back the patch).  It does not address running Post De-installation manually without an OPatch rollback running 1st.


Datapatch may fail while connecting to the database following error:


 datapatch is executed to perform post apply / rollback steps


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In this Document
 Solution: The solution is currently being developed
 Workaround 1: Manually run sqlplatch command
 Workaround 2: Manually apply / rollback the patch

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