I've just installed 8.1.7 Standard Edition on an NT4 box. I've auto-created a default DB no problem during this.
When I try to define a Custom DB using the Configuration Assistant and then press It fails with the error: ORA-01034: ORACLE not available.
Checked some forums (fora?) and it seems to be something to do with the archive_log_dest init parameter. I've no details - sorry.
As the auto-generated default DB is created in Non Archive Log mode this might explain why that worked.
Can anyone shed any light on this? Is it peculiar to 8.1.7 Standard as I've created many DBs using 8.1.5 with no problems.
I'm going to workaround by creating it in Non Archive Log mode and later enable logging when its up and running.
Heres the dbcraete script generated by the Config Asst. ...
SVRMGR> connect INTERNAL
SVRMGR> startup nomount pfile="C:\oracle\admin\prjcntl1\pfile\initPRJC1.ora"
ORA-00439: feature not enabled: Managed Standby
SVRMGR> CREATE DATABASE prjcntl1
2> LOGFILE 'F:\oradata\prjcntl\proj01\prj_redo01.log' SIZE 1024K,
3> 'F:\oradata\prjcntl\proj01\prj_redo02.log' SIZE 1024K,
4> 'F:\oradata\prjcntl\proj01\prj_redo03.log' SIZE 1024K
5> MAXLOGFILES 32
6> MAXLOGMEMBERS 2
7> MAXLOGHISTORY 1
8> DATAFILE 'E:\oradata\prjcntl\proj01\system01.dbf' SIZE 264M REUSE AUTOEXTEND ON NEXT 10240K
9> MAXDATAFILES 254
10> MAXINSTANCES 1
11> CHARACTER SET WE8ISO8859P1
12> NATIONAL CHARACTER SET WE8ISO8859P1;
CREATE DATABASE prjcntl1
ORA-01034: ORACLE not available
SVRMGR> spool off
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