Control File Is Too Old Error On Database Open Ora-1122 (Doc ID 343030.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 01, 2005

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 9.2.0.6
This problem can occur on any platform.

Symptoms

Error in alert.log:
Shutting down instance: further logons disabled
WARNING! CONTROLFILE SEQUENCE NUMBER TOO OLD, RE-READING...
WARNING! CONTROLFILE SEQUENCE NUMBER TOO OLD, RE-READING...
WARNING! CONTROLFILE SEQUENCE NUMBER TOO OLD, RE-READING...

Verified the issue by the alert log file which displays:
Shutting down instance: further logons disabled
WARNING! CONTROLFILE SEQUENCE NUMBER TOO OLD, RE-READING...
WARNING! CONTROLFILE SEQUENCE NUMBER TOO OLD, RE-READING...
WARNING! CONTROLFILE SEQUENCE NUMBER TOO OLD, RE-READING...

Cause

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