LRM-00109: could not open parameter file 'D:\Ora10g_inf\admin\IASDBTST\pfile=init.ora'

I get the following errror when I startup the database. Is the syntax wrong? Please help me

SQL> startup pfile = 'D:\Ora10g_inf\admin\IASDBTST\pfile=init.ora';
LRM-00109: could not open parameter file 'D:\Ora10g_inf\admin\IASDBTST\pfile=init.ora'
ORA-01078: failure in processing system parameters
durga_manthaAsked:
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actonwangCommented:
>>\pfile=init.ora

wouldn't be "\pfile\init.ora"?
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actonwangCommented:
make sure you have file as you specify in the line:

D:\Ora10g_inf\admin\IASDBTST\pfile\init.ora  
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durga_manthaAuthor Commented:
I tried that too. I still get the same error. Do I have to use some relative path or something?

SQL> startup pfile = 'D:\Ora10g_inf\admin\IASDBTST\pfile\init.ora';
LRM-00109: could not open parameter file 'D:\Ora10g_inf\admin\IASDBTST\pfile\init.ora'
ORA-01078: failure in processing system parameters

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durga_manthaAuthor Commented:
Also, I have that file and I am doing it as sysdba.
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actonwangCommented:
put it inside your command line:

dir D:\Ora10g_inf\admin\IASDBTST\pfile\init.ora

to veryif y you get it right.

your syntax is defintely right.
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durga_manthaAuthor Commented:
yeah it found the file when I did it.
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gvsbnarayanaCommented:
Hi,
Check the pfile for any systax and the database name and SID that it is pointing to.
HTH.
Regards,
Badri.
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actonwangCommented:
did you correct the problem with "pfile=init.ora"?
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durga_manthaAuthor Commented:
What is the problem with it again? I tried doing this.

SQL> startup pfile = 'D:\Ora10g_inf\admin\IASDBTST\pfile\init.ora';
LRM-00109: could not open parameter file 'D:\Ora10g_inf\admin\IASDBTST\pfile\init.ora'
ORA-01078: failure in processing system parameters
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actonwangCommented:

startup pfile = 'D:\Ora10g_inf\admin\IASDBTST\pfile\init.ora';

syntax looks RIGHT.

the error simply means this file can not be opened because it doesn't exist or permission protected...

>>Check the pfile for any systax and the database name and SID that it is pointing to.
nothing to do with it.

it will give other error infos if it opens and finds sth wrong...
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durga_manthaAuthor Commented:
Does it record any other errors in the error log other than what I see here?
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shahidnsCommented:
The syntax is correct now. The initial syntax was wrong.

This time it is failing only because one of the parameters in the file is incorrect. Check the alert.log. See if u can paste the file contents here to analyze.
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durga_manthaAuthor Commented:
Here are my init.ora file contents. Also, which alert log do I need to check?

##############################################################################
# Copyright (c) 1991, 2001 by Oracle Corporation
##############################################################################
 
###########################################
# Cache and I/O
###########################################
db_block_size=8192
db_cache_size=1029701632
 
###########################################
# Cursors and Library Cache
###########################################
open_cursors=300
 
###########################################
# Diagnostics and Statistics
###########################################
background_dump_dest=D:\Ora10g_inf\admin\IASDBTST\bdump
core_dump_dest=D:\Ora10g_inf\admin\IASDBTST\cdump
timed_statistics=TRUE
user_dump_dest=D:\Ora10g_inf\admin\IASDBTST\udump
 
###########################################
# Distributed, Replication and Snapshot
###########################################
db_domain=""
remote_login_passwordfile=EXCLUSIVE
 
###########################################
# File Configuration
###########################################
control_files=("D:\Ora10g_inf\oradata\IASDBTST\control01.ctl", "D:\Ora10g_inf\oradata\IASDBTST\control02.ctl", "D:\Ora10g_inf\oradata\IASDBTST\control03.ctl")
 
###########################################
# MTS
###########################################
# Uncomment the following line when your listener is configured for SSL
# (listener.ora and sqlnet.ora)
# dispatchers = "(PROTOCOL=TCPS)(SER=MODOSE)", "(PROTOCOL=TCPS)(PRE=oracle.aurora.server.GiopServer)", "(PROTOCOL=TCPS)(PRE=oracle.aurora.server.SGiopServer)"
dispatchers="(PROTOCOL=TCP)(SER=MODOSE)", "(PROTOCOL=TCP)(PRE=oracle.aurora.server.GiopServer)", "(PROTOCOL=TCP)(PRE=oracle.aurora.server.SGiopServer)"
 
###########################################
# Miscellaneous
###########################################
compatible=9.0.0
db_name=IASDBTST
 
###########################################
# Network Registration
###########################################
instance_name=IASDBTST
 
###########################################
# Pools
###########################################
java_pool_size=60129280
large_pool_size=2048000
shared_pool_size=68718592
 
###########################################
# Processes and Sessions
###########################################
processes=150
 
###########################################
# Redo Log and Recovery
###########################################
fast_start_mttr_target=300
 
###########################################
# Sort, Hash Joins, Bitmap Indexes
###########################################
sort_area_size=524288
 
###########################################
# System Managed Undo and Rollback Segments
###########################################
undo_management=AUTO
undo_tablespace=UNDOTBS
 
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durga_manthaAuthor Commented:
Also I have to scope set to sp_file instead of pfile. Do you think it that why? Do I have to craete a pfile out of spfile or something?
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MohanKNairCommented:
You need to specify only the location for pfile. The name of the pfile is init<SID>.ora.

SQL> startup pfile = 'D:\Ora10g_inf\admin\IASDBTST\pfile'

Also see these links

http://www.cryer.co.uk/brian/oracle/LRM00109.htm

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Databases/Oracle/Product_Info/Q_21792014.html
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actonwangCommented:
>> You need to specify only the location for pfile. The name of the pfile is init<SID>.ora.

>>SQL> startup pfile = 'D:\Ora10g_inf\admin\IASDBTST\pfile'

to MohanKNair: no, this will not work! file name has to be given.
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durga_manthaAuthor Commented:
I figured it out myself.
I did the same thing from the command prompt on the server itselft and it worked. Previously I was connecting using SQLPlus remotely.
Thanks for the help anyways...
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actonwangCommented:
REMOTElY ???

durga_mantha,

       did you I just ask you to see if this file exists in your local place?
       You told me it EXISTS in your local machine...

this is my previous post:
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 put it inside your command line:

dir D:\Ora10g_inf\admin\IASDBTST\pfile\init.ora

to veryif y you get it right.

your syntax is defintely righ
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actonwangCommented:
I already gave you answer and I insisted on it, see this my previous post:

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startup pfile = 'D:\Ora10g_inf\admin\IASDBTST\pfile\init.ora';

syntax looks RIGHT.

the error simply means this file can not be opened because it doesn't exist or permission protected...

>>Check the pfile for any systax and the database name and SID that it is pointing to.
nothing to do with it.

it will give other error infos if it opens and finds sth wrong...
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MohanKNairCommented:
Login as the same username and try this from a command window

C:> TYPE D:\Ora10g_inf\admin\IASDBTST\pfile\init.ora
C:>
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