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'ORA-29760: instance_number parameter not specified' When Starting the Database with Srvctl (Doc ID 749515.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 23, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 10.2 to 11.1]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database 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.
***Checked for relevance on 11-Mar-2013***


When starting a database with:

srvctl start database -d test

the errors are returned:

PRKP-1001 : Error starting instance test1 on node node1
CRS-0215: Could not start resource ora.node1.test1.inst.

Checking imon_test.log in $ORACLE_HOME/log/node1/racg shows that startup has failed with 'ORA-29760: instance_number parameter not specified'. The same is reported on both nodes.


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