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GI upgrade 11gr2 --> 12.1 resulting corruption on existing encrypted acfs filesystem (Doc ID 2147979.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 20, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 11.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
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
Information in this document applies to any platform.


 After cluster upgraded from to containing encrypted ACFS filesystem,reading encrypted files stored on ACFS file systems returns incorrect data.
We see some unrecognisable characters in those files which were specifically placed before upgrade with encryption.
New files after upgrade looks in proper shape.

This impacts only for 11gR2 ACFS encrypted filesystem while upgrading to 12.1 .


Example of one file with corrupted contents, file created before upgrade:

$ cat /XXXX/CSS/logs/20151109_mms_PROCS.log
yk¦¦¦¦@G_;~TN¦T¦h¦¦=)$c0¦¦$?¦'Cq~t¦\¦¦>¦¦¦¦?¦(p?¦¦_H¦YlTDk¦¦t¦+¦¦V¦ 1¦






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