Re: Unsupported Recovery Technique......?

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Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 07:21:25 +0100
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On Wed, 19 Mar 2008 20:01:07 -0700 (PDT), wrote:

>10g Release 2
>I have cloned a database onto a home by using a cold
>backup and recreating the controlfile. During the 'alter database
>open resetlogs' the instance crashes because of the version mistmatch:
>ORA-00704: bootstrap process failure
>ORA-39700: database must be opened with UPGRADE option
>Thu Mar 20 02:46:27 2008
>I then run:
>startup mount
>alter database open upgrade
>and then upgrade the database to with
>Everything appears OK.
>My question is....... is this a supported procedure..? Is there a
>danger that the database is corrupted in some way after performing
>this restore/upgrade step together....?
>Incidentally, I also used this technique to restore an RMAN backup
>from to and used exactly the same technique (alter
>database open upgrade). This also seemed to work fine but is it a
>supported/stable approach..?

This is a rhetorical question.
This approach is obviously not described in the release notes for
As Metalink is run by minions, who take the provided documentation as their sole gospel, this procedure is not supported.

Sybrand Bakker
Senior Oracle DBA
Received on Thu Mar 20 2008 - 01:21:25 CDT

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