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resource busy and acquire with NOWAIT specified
error occurred at recursive SQL level string
ORACLE initialization or shutdown in progress
archiver error. Connect internal only, until freed
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Credential retrieval failed
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invalid username/password; logon denied
unable to create INITIAL extent for segment
out of process memory when trying to allocate string bytes
shared memory realm does not exist
cannot insert NULL
TNS:unable to connect to destination
remote database not found ora-02019
exception encountered: core dump
inconsistent datatypes
no data found
TNS:operation timed out
PL/SQL: could not find program
existing state of packages has been discarded
maximum number of processes exceeded
error signaled in parallel query server
ORACLE instance terminated. Disconnection forced
TNS:packet writer failure
see ORA-12699
missing right parenthesis
name is already used by an existing object
cannot identify/lock data file
invalid file operation
quoted string not properly terminated

Issues with Oracle upgrade on Solaris

daniel koehne


Primary DB Configuration: a 2 node RAC cluster

Solaris: 5.9 Generic_118558-25 sun4u sparc SUNW,Netra-T12
Oracle: RAC
Veritas Cluster: Symantec/Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC
4.1 MP1 (VERITAS-4.1_p3.1:2005-10-24)
Databases: MDB and RPMP

This past Sunday we upgraded this RAC system from to
and am now experiencing a world of hurt. Here is list of the major
problems we are experiencing:

1. DBMS_SCHEDULER jobs not running to schedule. Frequent jobs (i.e.
repeat every 20 seconds to every 5/10/60 minutes) sometime run but
mostly don't. I cannot find anything (docs, Metalink notes, google)
that talks about debugging scheduler problems. Could this be a RAC
communication/performance problem?

2. Getting frequent (i.e. every couple of seconds) core dumps.
ORA-07445: exception encountered: core dump [opidsa()+480] [SIGSEGV]
[Address not mapped to object] [0x000000000] [] []. I believe that
this Oracle bug 5745817 with no fix available.

3. SQLNet connectivity issues. Connections are getting ORA-03113
errors. This may correlate to Step 2 core dumps but not certain.

4. For RPMP db, trying to upgrade single instance/database physical
standby to (install new Oracle binaries and then
apply archive logs) the recovery fails. Recover is asking for a
archive log from October 3, 2006 (when standby db built) but problem
SCN is from 2/26/2007 01:45 (from scn_to_timestamp function). I am not
sure why I need such an old archive log. My fix was to rebuild the
physical standby database.

We have a Sev 1 Metalink service request but are not making much
progress. So I am wondering if anyone else has experienced these
problems after upgrading to Oracle on Solaris?

And as an aside we did test the upgrade in our integration
environment and had no problems/issues.

Thanks for any help