Recovering Oracle 7.3 database
Posted on 2004-10-06
We are currently using oracle 9.2, but I have an fairly ancient oracle 7.3 database that I need to recover / bring on line. We have all the associated ORA files (init,sys,log,etc) that resided on the old server, since decommissioned. We have created a new NT4 server and have Oracle 7.3 running on it in a pristine state with the ORCL instance.
The computer is a standalone/non-networked server. It has the same netBios name as the old server so the TNSNAMES and LISTENER work.
We have tried using ORADIM73 to recreate the name of the instance using the pre-existing PFILE from the old server. The listener, INITxxx and Oraclexxx services all start.
Attempting to log into that instance results in OSD-04101 errors (invalid SGA); attempting to use SVRMGR23 results in (1) insufficient privileges when attempting to logon using INTERNAL, and (2) the invalid SGA when attempting to logon as SYS.