Unable To Open Database Before/After Upgrade - ORA-00704 ORA-39700 ORA-01092 (Doc ID 435337.1)

Last updated on MAY 31, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.1 to 11.1.0.7 [Release 9.2 to 11.1]
Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 9.2.0.1 to 11.1.0.7 [Release 9.2 to 11.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Symptoms

While trying to start a database to be upgraded to a new release the following error is reported in alert.log:

ORA-00704: bootstrap process failure
ORA-39700: database must be opened with UPGRADE option

Error 704 happened during db open, shutting down database
USER: terminating instance due to error 704
Instance terminated by USER, pid = 28952
ORA-1092 signalled during: ALTER DATABASE OPEN...



Cause

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