Datapatch fails with "The Database Must Be In Upgrade Mode" error

(Doc ID 2006198.1)

Last updated on JUNE 09, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 12.1]
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


Sign In with your My Oracle Support account

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a
Million Knowledge Articles and hundreds of Community platforms