Re: DBUA - PRKH-1014.Current user "ora11203" is not the owner user

From: Hans Forbrich <>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2012 05:55:36 -0300
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By deciding to change owners you are no longer performing an upgrade from Oracle's perspective. It is now a migration.

Your default action is to first migrate the database to the new environment (new owner) and then perform the upgrade. (Or upgrade under 10 and the migrate to new user.) Alternates include 'install s/w only' at new version, creating a new database and datapump or exp/imp to new env. You could also attempt to play with file ownership, as long as you know what you are doing and realize that you could end up making it all permanently unavailable if you royally mess up.

Except for multi-client host with strict separation of everything (in which case, 'why shared host?'), the idea of multiple userids to separate versions of binaries became obsolete with Oracle 6. You are experiencing one of the reasons.

The people enforcing that policy are probably what I refer to as 'Over-trained Oracle7 DBAs'. Learned their trade very well in Oracle7 but don't seem to realize that Oracle11g is more than just a number change.


On 27/08/2012 5:30 AM, Nisha Mohan wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to upgrade DB to using DBUA.
> 10g oracle is owned by user ora10gr4 and 11g oracle is owned by user ora11203.
> I started DBUA from 11g/bin path and while selecting DB i want to upgrade I am getting following error.
> Oracle home owner check failed:-PRKH-1014.Current user "ora11203" is not the owner user "ora10gr4" of oracle home "/oracle/ora10gr4"
> Kindly help me how to resolve this.I cannot give the ownership of both oracle home for same user because of project criteria.
> Thanks and Regards,
> Nisha Mohan.A

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