Re: 10g Database not starting after applying patch

From: oracle, old sherwoodian <>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 14:15:06 -0700 (PDT)
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On May 12, 2:35 pm, joel garry <> wrote:
> On May 12, 8:28 am, "oracle, old sherwoodian" <>
> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I initially installed version of the database and then
> > applied the patch successfully.
> > Now i cannot get the database started. I get this error:
> > ORA-12505: TNS:listener does not currently know of SID given in
> > connect descriptor (DBD ERROR: OCIServerAttach)
> > I've not changed anything. If fact, i made a copy of the listner.ora
> > and tnsname.ora file and they both are identical.
> > Please help.
> > Girish.
> You may have to change things as part of the instructions.  You might
> be able to fix this with what Terry Dykstra suggested, but I would
> wonder what other things you didn't do.  My advice would be to start
> over and be real careful about following the patch instructions and
> the upgrade manual (unless you've been careful and are quite sure you
> only missed putting it in upgrade mode, and other things that need to
> modified were already big enough.  My own experience on other
> platforms tells me there are other things that can go wrong even if
> you do follow the instructions, so I'm a bit more paranoid).  Also
> check metalink for the things that are known to be wrong.
> See
> jg
> --
> is bogus.

thank you for taking the time to help me out. I took similar steps to get my instance back up. The site that helped me was: Received on Tue May 12 2009 - 16:15:06 CDT

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