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Cannot Restart Oracle After Setting Global Name to NULL (Doc ID 743676.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 21, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 10.2]
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


After restoring a database to a different host and removing the database global name, opening
the database fails with ORA-00600: internal error code, arguments: [18061].

This same problem can also occur when the database global name is set to NULL and the database is restarted, for example

update global_name set global_name='';


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