Upgrading Data Guard DBs to 19c

From: Scott Canaan <srcdco_at_rit.edu>
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2019 17:39:19 +0000
Message-ID: <125fd23c2fe24a408f279c08c15a1b68_at_ex04mail01d.ad.rit.edu>

I have two databases in a data guard configuration, running Oracle I'm trying to upgrade them to Oracle

I'm at this point in the instructions:

Shut down the primary and physical standby database.

Stop the listener on the physical standby database

                lsnrctl stop

On the physical standby database only, update the oratab file and rerun the 'sid' command.

On the physical standby database, edit the listener.ora file to update all the references to the $ORACLE_HOME to and restart it running under

Copy the physical standby database's spfile into the new $ORACLE_HOME:

cd /oracle/app/product


Mount the physical standby database(s) on the new Oracle home (upgraded version):

SQL> STARTUP MOUNT; Start Redo Apply on the physical standby database(s):

                SQL> select open_mode from v$database;   -check before alter
SQL> ALTER DATABASE RECOVER MANAGED STANDBY DATABASE USING CURRENT LOGFILE - DISCONNECT FROM SESSION; When I get to the startup mount step, I get an ORA-04031. The databases are set up to use AMM. There is plenty of RAM:
              total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
Mem:       65808180     1320792    20449612     1330480    44037776    62521564
Swap:      33535996           0    33535996

The AMM settings are:


If I put the environment back to, the database starts up fine.

What is the difference?

Scott Canaan '88
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