ORA-00205 Error During Upgrade

(Doc ID 808625.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 24, 2014

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: to
This problem can occur on any platform.


While migrating from 10gR2 to 11gR1, the following error may appear while completing the migration steps:

SQL> startup upgrade
ORACLE instance started.

Total System Global Area 606814208 bytes
Fixed Size 1301560 bytes
Variable Size 163578824 bytes
Database Buffers 436207616 bytes
Redo Buffers 5726208 bytes
ORA-00205: error in identifying control file, check alert log for more info


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