Unable To Empty or delete rows from Sys.recyclebin$ which is causing dbua (upgrade) stopped and purge dba_recyclebin not helping

(Doc ID 1910945.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 23, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 24-Aug-2017***

Symptoms

After my numerous attempts, can not progress with the dbua to upgrade the database, the view on which dbua utility checks recyclebin is not empty.

tried many times to purge recyclebin and also purge dba_recyclebin by refering Note 1484583.1

The dbua does not even show "Ignore" option for "Recycle bin not empty" showing only 2 options "Fix - Now" and "Revalidate", both those 2 options are not clearing the recyclebin (verified in Error.JPG file attached)

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Changes

 trying to upgrade from 11.2.0.3 to 12c

Cause

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