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

Last updated on DECEMBER 06, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.4 to 11.2.0.1 [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

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

Changes

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.

Cause

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