ORA-01078 - Known Problems And How To Diagnose? (Doc ID 604065.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 06, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 8.1.7.4 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 8.1.7 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 27-Apr-2012***


Symptoms

ORA-01078 usually occurrs during processing of the initialization parameters during system startup. There are always accompanying messages which makes the error easier to diagnose, e.g.:

The accompanying message is very important and must be understood/diagnosed to find the reason for the ORA-01078. The LRM-00101 above shows that there's an unknown parameter name added in the parameter file and causing the startup to fail.

Cause

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