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Troubleshooting ORA-201 and ORA-202 Errors (Doc ID 948710.1)

Last updated on MAY 24, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 9.2 to 11.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 11.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 07-Aug-2017***



Purpose

This document aims to explain the circumstances when you may receive the below errors and what to consider in such cases:
- ORA-201: control file version <num> incompatible with Oracle version <num>
- ORA-202: control file: <name>

Troubleshooting Steps

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