Connect /as sysdba or Startup Fails With ORA-09925 When Instance Is Down (Doc ID 392643.1)

Last updated on MARCH 15, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 8.1.7.0 to 12.1.0.1 [Release 8.1.7 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 05-Oct-2010


Symptoms

When the database instance is down, trying to connect or startup the database fails with:

ERROR:
ORA-09925: Unable to create audit trail file
SVR4 Error: 13: Permission denied
Additional information: 9925

 

Cause

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