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RE: Learn from my mistakes! Or "Helpful DBA hint of the day"

From: Jesse, Rich <>
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2002 07:08:20 -0800
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Aha! That would explain it. And while I don't have time to test it, if that is the case, then my most humble apologies to Waleed! :)

Rich Jesse                           System/Database Administrator              Quad/Tech International, Sussex, WI USA

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2002 5:28 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L

on 18/03/2002 -0800, you wrote:

>In 9.0.1, when you create a DB, you would "connect / as sysdba". However,
>if you also run "catalog" and "catproc" while connected like this, Oracle
>Advanced Symmetric Replication WILL NOT WORK. You *MUST* be connected as
>"SYS as sysdba".
>It's taken me forever to find this. The biggest clue I had was a number of
>ORA-06550 errors in the create logs that point to a character set mismatch.
>Of course, I found an article on Metaclink that said this may be normal, so
>I ignored them at first. (I can't find that article again!)
>I know I've sent out at least one other message like this, but these little
>things can really come back and haunt a person. And maybe the next time I
>have this and send a message to the list, someone with a real memory can
>help me!
>Enjoy! :)

 Hi Rich,
sorry for a late answer...

Recently i had this same problem upgrading to and found a clue burried in a Metalink Forum (search for thread 142012.995)

 The interesting part is :
The problem might be related to a few SQL*Plus initialization bugs, i.e. you should not call PL/SQL in the same session in which you started the instance. You need to reconnect first <End Quote>


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