from the error message it looks like you are running into an endianness problem. SPARC is big-endian and linux X86 is little endian. We do not support the case where the same set of database and log files are accessed by machines of 2 different endianness. You take a db that is on a little endian machine, move it to a big endian machine, start it up and access it from just the big endian machine .
In our scenario, moving it may not be a suitable solution in a sense that others may want to access that at original location.
Let me give little bit more details...
If I am not doing any in memory write or reads (i.e. directly accessing db file) would it be OK to remove journals when db is being updated?
I thought of removing the journals....