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Scheduler Jobs Reports ORA-01678 and ORA-02248 in alert.log (Doc ID 977540.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
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 Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Scheduler jobs reported the following errors in the alert log:

Alter session failed: ORA-02097: parameter cannot be modified because specified value is invalid
ORA-01678: parameter db_file_name_convert must be pairs of pattern and replacement strings
ORA-02248: invalid option for ALTER SESSION


This is known to happen if the database was cloned from another database via RMAN.
The parameters db_file_name_convert and log_file_name_convert may have been added to the ifile.


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