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ORA-00704: bootstrap process failure

Today, I upgrade a database from 11.1.06 to When I startup with upgrade option, the message returned as below

SQL> alter database open UPGRADE;
alter database open UPGRADE
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-01092: ORACLE instance terminated. Disconnection forced
Process ID: 4060
Session ID: 170 Serial number: 5

After looking at alert.log, I found the following messages

*** 2011-03-09 17:38:41.390
ORA-00704: bootstrap process failure
ORA-39700: database must be opened with UPGRADE option



Finally, I found that the database must be mounted in exclusive mode first and alter open with upgrade. The problem was fixed as procedure below

SQL> startup nomount;
ORACLE instance started.

SQL> alter system set cluster_database=false scope=spfile;

System altered.

SQL> shutdown abort
ORACLE instance shut down.
SQL> startup mount exclusive
ORACLE instance started.

SQL> alter database open upgrade;

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