Datapatch fails with "catconInit: database is not open on the default instance" (Doc ID 2003488.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 17, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.1 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 12.1]
Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

The post-installation step fails while executing datapatch with following error:

[oracle@node1 OPatch]$ ./datapatch -verbose
SQL Patching tool version 12.1.0.2.0 on Thu Apr 16 19:46:45 2015
Copyright (c) 2015, Oracle. All rights reserved.

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
/u01/app/oracle/cfgtoollogs/sqlpatch/sqlpatch_4659_2015_04_16_19_46_45/sqlpatch_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

 

Changes

 

Cause

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