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

Last updated on OCTOBER 25, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 9.2 to 11.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 11.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


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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Troubleshooting Steps

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