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  1. #1
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    Hi DBAs,
    I tried to startup my test instance and i got an error:

    SQLDBA> startup pfile=$ORACLE_HOME/dbs/inittest.ora
    ORACLE instance started.
    ORA-00205: error in identifying control file '$ORACLE_HOME/dbs/c1test.ctl'
    ORA-09782: sfifi: another instance has the same database mounted.
    Attempting to shutdown instance........ORACLE instance shut down.

    I get my test control files are corrupted. Is it right? Please tell me what this error: ORA-09782: sfifi: another instance has the same database mounted means? How i fix it?
    Thanks,

    JN1971

  2. #2
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    Is this the same database as involved in your earlier post about exceeded maxdatafiles?
    If not, I'm guessing that the problem is related to the other DB

  3. #3
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    check whether the control file exists

    check, if the $ORACLE_HOME/dbs/inittest.ora is not pointing to another already mounted instance.

    Make sure, the instance name of ur new test db is different form the one already existing/started.

    Try setting the environment variable ORACLE_SID=test and startup the DB.

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    Wow, somebody was trolling through the archives.

    Considering this was originally posted in September, I'm hoping they've found a resolution by now :)

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    Wow! Where the he** was my head? I'm thinking it's been a long week. Please ignore my glib reply as it is obviously *me* who is out to lunch here.

    signing out :)

  6. #6
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    Hi guys,
    Yes, it relates to the previous post about exceed maxdatafile number. I did do
    setenv oracle_sid test before starting up the database.

    my two instance have different names.

    Anyway, i'll try those steps that you suggested on exceed maxdatafile number post. Thanks.


    Jn1971

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