Datapatch fails with "catconInit: database is not open on the default instance"
(Doc ID 2003488.1)
Last updated on OCTOBER 15, 2019
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52 [Release 12.1]
Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11 [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 Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
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The post-installation step fails while executing datapatch with following error:
SQL Patching tool version 18.104.22.168.0 on Thu Apr 16 19:46:45 2015
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Log file for this invocation: /u01/app/oracle/cfgtoollogs/sqlpatch/sqlpatch_4659_2015_04_16_19_46_45/sqlpatch_invocation.log
Connecting to database...OK
catconInit failed, exiting
Please refer to MOS Note 1609718.1 and/or the invocation log
for information on how to resolve the above errors.
SQL Patching tool complete on Thu Apr 16 19:46:45 2015
on the log file we see the error
catconInit: database is not open on the default instance
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