DBCA failing with ORA-01034

I faced this issue while creating database using DBCA in one of the UAT database server. Issue was with just DBCA , I was able to create database manually without any issues.

Each attempt of creating database with DBCA utility was failing with ORA-01034: ORACLE not available.

After putting lots of efforts, I started concentrating on error itself ORA-01034: ORACLE not available. 

What is the possibility of getting ORA-01034 in normal scneario:

  •  Database is down & u r trying execute some sql statement on it

Simple… I am creating my database, means database is not open, & what is the possibility of someone executing any query on my database….

one and only glogin.sql is the culprit.

What Oracle documentation says about glogin.sql

There’s a script in ORACLE_HOME/sqlplus/admin which is called glogin.sql.  This script is automatically run when the user starts SQL*PLUS or uses the Connect command, hence any command added to it will be executed. 

I found following sql was present in glogin.sql:

select name,open_mode from v$database;

After removing all entries from glogin.sql, I was able to create database using DBCA without issues.


Hope so this post will be useful for u 🙂