startup database

Posted on 2012-09-09
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Last Modified: 2012-09-18
Can u please tell me the reason for the error.

[oracle@mac dbs]$ export ORACLE_SID=dat
[oracle@mac dbs]$ sqlplus /nolog

SQL*Plus: Release Production on Sun Sep 9 23:48:05 2012

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SQL> conn / as sysdba
Connected to an idle instance.
SQL> startup
ORACLE instance started.

Total System Global Area  146472960 bytes
Fixed Size                  1335080 bytes
Variable Size              92274904 bytes
Database Buffers           50331648 bytes
Redo Buffers                2531328 bytes
Database mounted.
ORA-01092: ORACLE instance terminated. Disconnection forced
ORA-00704: bootstrap process failure
ORA-39700: database must be opened with UPGRADE option
Process ID: 4578
Session ID: 1 Serial number: 5
Question by:tomvv
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Did you upgrade the software version?
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Geert Gruwez earned 2000 total points
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the database and software are of different versions

you can check the current database version like this:
 conn / as sysdba
Connected to an idle instance.
SQL> startup mount;
SQL> select version from v$instance;

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>> this will give the version number (like

next go to oracle home dir and run opatch to see what oracle version you have
/oracle_home_dir/opatch/opatch lsinventory
>> this will give the oracle software version and patches installed

if they don't match, then something will have to be upgraded or downgraded

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