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datapatch fails with "The Database Must Be In Upgrade Mode" error (Doc ID 2006198.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 14, 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 Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Generic Windows


When attempting to execute the post-install steps of OJVM bundle patch on Windows platform, the following error occurs even though the database is in upgrade mode

Error: prereq checks failed!
  patch 20684004: The database must be in upgrade mode
Prereq check failed, exiting without installing any patches.
finalize entry




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