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resource busy and acquire with NOWAIT specified
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ORACLE initialization or shutdown in progress
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snapshot too old
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Credential retrieval failed
missing or invalid option
invalid username/password; logon denied
unable to create INITIAL extent for segment
out of process memory when trying to allocate string bytes
shared memory realm does not exist
cannot insert NULL
TNS:unable to connect to destination
remote database not found ora-02019
exception encountered: core dump
inconsistent datatypes
no data found
TNS:operation timed out
PL/SQL: could not find program
existing state of packages has been discarded
maximum number of processes exceeded
error signaled in parallel query server
ORACLE instance terminated. Disconnection forced
TNS:packet writer failure
see ORA-12699
missing right parenthesis
name is already used by an existing object
cannot identify/lock data file
invalid file operation
quoted string not properly terminated

RE: Problem upgrading from Windows 2000 Oracle 8.0.6 to Oracle 9.2.0.1.0

R Zijlstra

2004-06-23

Replies:
Paul,

I had problems like this, only with a LOCAL installation (W2K, Ora 9.0.2).
Everything worked flawlessly and then one day, the db worked fine, but
forms, reports, toad all gave the message 'TNS unable to connect to
destination'.
After two weeks of testing everything that could be tested, I finally
realized that on the 'problem starting' day I installed an update of the
McAfee virus scanner.
I disabled it, and you guessed it: everything worked fine. I now have Norton
anti virus and no problems.
Maybe you could look at this in your system (Firewall also ??)

Greetings,
Rob Zijlstra

-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce@(protected)]
On Behalf Of Paul Vincent
Sent: woensdag 23 juni 2004 09:40
To: oracle-l@(protected)
Subject: RE: Problem upgrading from Windows 2000 Oracle 8.0.6 to Oracle
9.2.0.1.0

Thomas,

OK, I've tried copying over the tnsnames.ora, listener.ora and
sqlnet.ora files to the 9.2 network\admin directory. I then tried
running the upgrade assistant with ONLY the 8.0 listener running, and
got the usual error. Then tried with ONLY the 9.2 listener running, same
error. Finally tried with both listeners running - first time with the
same .ora files, second times with the entries for the database removed
from the 9.2 .ora files. Both times gave the same, usual 12203 error.
The detailed error messages in the sqlnet.log file each time are:

Fatal NI connect error 12203, connecting to:
=20
(DESCRIPTION=3D(ADDRESS_LIST=3D(ADDRESS=3D(PROTOCOL=3DBEQ)(PROGRAM=3Dorac=
le80)(ARG
V0=3Doracle80DLIB)(ARGS=3D'(DESCRIPTION=3D(LOCAL=3DYES)(ADDRESS=3D(PROTOC=
OL=3Dbeq)))
')))(CONNECT_DATA=3D(SID=3DDLIB)(CID=3D(PROGRAM=3Dd:\oracle\ora80\bin\svr=
mgr30.e
xe)(HOST=3DDIGLIB3)(USER=3DAdministrator))))

VERSION INFORMATION:
 TNS for 32-bit Windows: Version 8.0.6.0.0 - Production
 Oracle Bequeath NT Protocol Adapter for 32-bit Windows: Version
8.0.6.0.0 - Production
Time: 23-JUN-04 08:21:25
Tracing not turned on.
Tns error struct:
  nr err code: 12203
  TNS-12203: TNS:unable to connect to destination
  ns main err code: 12560
  TNS-12560: TNS:protocol adapter error
  ns secondary err code: 0
  nt main err code: 530
  TNS-00530: Protocol adapter error
  nt secondary err code: 0
  nt OS err code: 0

Incidentally, the reason I've not pursued this with Oracle UK, via a
TAR, is that MetaLink is currently regarding our license keys as
invalid, so I'm waiting for my line manager to get that little issue
resolved with our Account Manager. (These things always happen at the
most inopportune moments!).

So, as ever, I'm open to any further suggestions, to say the least!

Best regards,

Paul Vincent
Database Administrator
University of Central England

-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce@(protected)
[mailto:oracle-l-bounce@(protected)
Sent: 22 June 2004 07:39
To: oracle-l@(protected)
Subject: RE: Problem upgrading from Windows 2000 Oracle 8.0.6 to Oracle
9.2.0.1.0


I'm following the Oracle 9.2 DB Migration documentation, and using the
DB Upgrade Assistant to do this, and it makes no mention of manually
switching listeners. Hence I'm loath to do so, since one of the things
DBUA does is to change over from the old listener to the 9.2 listener.

-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce@(protected)
[mailto:oracle-l-bounce@(protected)
Sent: 21 June 2004 14:04
To: oracle-l@(protected)
Subject: RE: Problem upgrading from Windows 2000 Oracle 8.0.6 to Oracle
9.2.0.1.0



Try starting an Oracle 9 listener. I'm not sure if an 8.0.6 listener
can
be used by a 9.2 client.



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Thanks Jared (and to Thomas Day also) for the suggestion. I've copied
over the tnsnames.ora file, (and also the listener.ora and sqlnet.ora
files for good measure) to the 9.2 network\admin directory, bounced
everything and tried again, but with exactly the same result. Obviously
I'm missing something really obvious, but my brain's just seized up on
this one. Any further ideas would be REALLY welcome!

In case it helps, here's the essential information:

Services running are the 8.0.6 listener, and the 8.0.6 database instance
services.

The Global Name, db_name and db_domain of the database are DLIB.WORLD,
dlib and WORLD respectively.

When I run the 9.2 database upgrade assistant it lists: "Oracle SID:
DLIB, OracleHome: d:\oracle\ora80".

The message when I try to proceed is "ORA-12203: TNS: unable to connect
to destination".

The tnsnames.ora file (which I've now copied to the 9.2 network\admin
directory) contains:

# D:\ORACLE\ORA80\NET80\ADMIN\TNSNAMES.ORA Configuration
File:d:\oracle\ora80\net80\admin\tnsnames.ora
# Generated by Oracle Net8 Assistant

DLIB.WORLD =3D3D
(DESCRIPTION =3D3D
  (ADDRESS =3D3D (PROTOCOL =3D3D TCP)(HOST =3D3D diglib3)(PORT =3D3D =
1521))
  (CONNECT_DATA =3D3D (SID =3D3D dlib))
)

EXTPROC_CONNECTION_DATA.WORLD =3D3D
(DESCRIPTION =3D3D
  (ADDRESS =3D3D (PROTOCOL =3D3D IPC)(Key =3D3D EXTPROC0))
  (CONNECT_DATA =3D3D (SID =3D3D extproc))
)

The listener.ora file (also copied over to 9.2 directory) contains:

# D:\ORACLE\ORA80\NET80\ADMIN\LISTENER.ORA Configuration
File:d:\oracle\ora80\net80\admin\listener.ora
# Generated by Oracle Net8 Assistant

PASSWORDS_LISTENER=3D3D (oracle)

LISTENER =3D3D
(ADDRESS_LIST =3D3D
  (ADDRESS =3D3D (PROTOCOL =3D3D IPC)(KEY =3D3D oracle.world))
  (ADDRESS =3D3D (PROTOCOL =3D3D IPC)(KEY =3D3D EXTPROC0))
  (ADDRESS =3D3D (PROTOCOL =3D3D NMP)(SERVER =3D3D DIGLIB3)(PIPE =3D3D =
=3D
ORAPIPE))
  (ADDRESS =3D3D (PROTOCOL =3D3D TCP)(HOST =3D3D DIGLIB3)(PORT =3D3D =
1521))
)

SID_LIST_LISTENER =3D3D
(SID_LIST =3D3D
  (SID_DESC =3D3D
   (SID_NAME =3D3D extproc)
   (PROGRAM =3D3D extproc)
  )
  (SID_DESC =3D3D
   (GLOBAL_DBNAME =3D3D DIGLIB3)
   (ORACLE_HOME =3D3D d:\oracle\ora80)
   (SID_NAME =3D3D dlib)
  )
)

The sqlnet.ora file (also copied over) contains:

# D:\ORACLE\ORA80\NET80\ADMIN\SQLNET.ORA Configuration
File:d:\oracle\ora80\net80\admin\sqlnet.ora
# Generated by Oracle Net8 Assistant

NAME.DEFAULT_ZONE =3D3D world

NAMES.DEFAULT_DOMAIN =3D3D world

#sqlnet.authentication_services =3D3D (NONE)

SQLNET.EXPIRE_TIME =3D3D 0

SQLNET.ENCRYPTION_SERVER =3D3D requested

SQLNET.ENCRYPTION_CLIENT =3D3D requested

NAMES.DIRECTORY_PATH=3D3D (TNSNAMES, HOSTNAME)


I hope someone can see the obvious mistakes here - they're not obvious
to me (he says, feeling very, very dim!)

Best regards,

Paul

Paul Vincent
Database Administrator
University of Central England
-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce@(protected)
[mailto:oracle-l-bounce@(protected)
Jared.Still@(protected)
Sent: 17 June 2004 17:26
To: oracle-l@(protected)
Subject: Re: Problem upgrading from Windows 2000 Oracle 8.0.6 to Oracle
9.2.0.1.0



You likely need to investigate the 9.2 tnsnames.ora file. It probably
needs to be modified to include the 8.0.6 database information.

The DBCA is getting the info from the registry, but that doesn't help
you with creating a database connection.

Jared




"Paul Vincent" <Paul.Vincent@(protected)>
Sent by: oracle-l-bounce@(protected)


06/17/2004 07:37 AM


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Subject
Problem upgrading from Windows 2000 Oracle 8.0.6 to Oracle 9.2.0.1.0






Hi everybody,

I've just installed Oracle 9.2.0.1.0 onto a Windows 2000 server which
was currently running Oracle 8.0.6 with a single instance on it. I
noticed that during the installation, I wasn't presented with the
Upgrading An Existing Database screen. This may be significant! I didn't
think anything of it, since I intended to run the Database Upgrade
Assistant independently after installing 9.2.

The installation went smoothly. I then checked that the 8.0.6 db
instance was still up and running, by connecting to it from my office
workstation. Yes, fine. Back to the server, and I fired up Database
Upgrade Assistant from the Oracle 9.2 program group. After the Welcome
screen it showed the panel which did indeed list my 8.0.6 database. I
selected it, gave a userid with the necessary SYSDBA privileges, and a
password, and clicked on next. Then I got an error message: ORA-12203:
TNS unable to connect to destination.

Now, presumably this means I've got something wrongly configured on the
server, such that it can't connect to its own local database. Any ideas
at all, as to where I should start looking, would be very greatly
appreciated!

Best regards,

Paul Vincent
Database Administrator
University of Central England
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