3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 29, 2013 2:01 PM by Srini Chavali-Oracle

    Oracle Binary Files Overwritten


      Hi Team,


      we have recently upgraded oracle database from to and from to I have created separate folder and then I installed and then upgraded it to as we all know that there is no patching from onwards as it can be installed and upgraded. we used another folder for that.


      I have taken cold backup while upgrading to Now we have been asked to revert back to as the tool is not supporting 11.2 version. when we tried to startup the database using cold backup, it was throwing error. when we checked the Oracle_home/dbs and o_h/dbs are pointing to same folder, also the o_h/bin is also pointing to same folder.


      The sqlplus tool is pointing to version, I'm guessing that during upgrade the 10g binary files were overwritten by files. I have suggested the below points to my client


      1) install 10.2.03 and start the database

      2) move the backup to other server which has 10g binaries and restart the database.


      please let me know do I have any other options?


      SQL*Plus: Release Production on Wed Aug 28 16:56:18 2013


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      Connected to an idle instance.


      SQL> startup

      ORA-32004: obsolete or deprecated parameter(s) specified for RDBMS instance

      ORACLE instance started.


      Total System Global Area  534462464 bytes

      Fixed Size                  2208496 bytes

      Variable Size             163581200 bytes

      Database Buffers          360710144 bytes

      Redo Buffers                7962624 bytes

      ORA-00201: control file version incompatible with ORACLE version


      Thanks and Regards