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Re: What is exact cause of "No message file for product=RDBMS"

From: GS <>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 20:15:34 GMT
Message-ID: <GztXh.22560$j%5.14218@edtnps90>

GS wrote:
> My oracle_home is set correctly.
> Last think yesterday I installed 10G client on my (windows
> xp)workstation for testing, putting it in a new oracle home etc. now
> this morning I can't connect to the local 9i db and I'm not sure why. I
> took the new 10G home out of the path so my sqlplus starts properly, put
> the oracle_home back to the 9i home (it was now blank after the 10g
> clinet install) and oracle_sid is set to local db sid as always.
> Whenever I try to connect to the local db I am now getting error
> messages along with the "No message file for product=RDBMS
> facility=ORA". One of the messages is 01031 (insufficient priveleges)
> and I have no idea why as I'm using the "connect sys/pass as sysdba"
> like I always do to connect to the idle instance and start it up (we had
> a power outage and all workstations rebooted)
> The 10G client install did something that caused everything to go south,
> but I'm stymied at what exactly is causing me not to be able to connect.
> I can connect to remote db's ok, just not the local one. (For some
> reason on this machine only the service auto starts, not the database so
> I always log in as sysdba and issue a startup command.)

follow up - good old windows reboot cured the "no message" message, but for some strange reason I could NOT get to the idle instance to start it up no matter what, so I deleted the service with oradim and recreated it with the -intpwd option and I was able to get back in and start it up.

Still not sure what went wrong and why though.. Received on Tue Apr 24 2007 - 15:15:34 CDT

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