DBUA failed with error - ORA-00205: Error In Identifying Control File

(Doc ID 2344375.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 02, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Errors while upgrading the database from 10.2.0.5 to 11.2.0.4 using dbua

DBUA trace.log

[Thread-81] [ 2017-12-13 10:00:37.467 GST ] [OracleHome.getVersion:892] OracleHome.getVersion called. Current Version: 11.2.0.4.0
[Thread-81] [ 2017-12-13 10:00:37.468 GST ] [OracleHome.getVersion:960] Current Version From Inventory: 11.2.0.4.0
[Thread-81] [ 2017-12-13 10:00:37.468 GST ] [SQLPlusEngine.getCmmdParams:222] m_home 11.2.0.4.0
[Thread-81] [ 2017-12-13 10:00:37.468 GST ] [SQLPlusEngine.getCmmdParams:223] version > 112 true
[Thread-81] [ 2017-12-13 10:00:37.469 GST ] [OsUtilsBase.getBaseFromOrabase:651] oraBaseUtility /appstmp/oracle/nizwa/nizdb/11.2.0/bin/orabase
[Thread-81] [ 2017-12-13 10:00:37.469 GST ] [OsUtilsBase.getBaseFromOrabase:660] cmds: /appstmp/oracle/nizwa/nizdb/11.2.0/bin/orabase
[Thread-81] [ 2017-12-13 10:00:37.469 GST ] [OsUtilsBase.getBaseFromOrabase:664] envs: ORACLE_HOME=/appstmp/oracle/nizwa/nizdb/11.2.0
[Thread-81] [ 2017-12-13 10:00:37.696 GST ] [OsUtilsBase.getBaseFromOrabase:669] baseLocation from orabase
/appstmp/oracle/nizwa/nizdb/base_1120
[Thread-81] [ 2017-12-13 10:00:37.697 GST ] [OsUtilsBase.getBaseFromOrabase:694] orabaseLocation= /appstmp/oracle/nizwa/nizdb/base_1120
[Thread-81] [ 2017-12-13 10:00:37.698 GST ] [SQLEngine.getEnvParams:565] NLS_LANG: American_America.AR8MSWIN1256
[Thread-81] [ 2017-12-13 10:00:37.699 GST ] [SQLEngine.initialize:325] Execing SQLPLUS/SVRMGR process...
[Thread-81] [ 2017-12-13 10:00:37.780 GST ] [SQLEngine.initialize:362] m_bReaderStarted: false
[Thread-81] [ 2017-12-13 10:00:37.782 GST ] [SQLEngine.initialize:366] Starting Reader Thread...
[Thread-81] [ 2017-12-13 10:00:37.785 GST ] [SQLEngine.initialize:415] Waiting for m_bReaderStarted to be true
[Thread-105] [ 2017-12-13 10:00:46.161 GST ] [BasicStep.handleNonIgnorableError:430] oracle.sysman.assistants.util.UIMessageHandler@41697023:messageHandler
[Thread-105] [ 2017-12-13 10:00:46.162 GST ] [BasicStep.handleNonIgnorableError:431] ORA-00205: error in identifying control file, check alert log for more info

 

Cause

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