ORA-01102: cannot mount database in exclusive mode
When opening or mounting the database, the following error is generated:
ORA-01102: cannot mount database in EXCLUSIVE mode.
I have only come across this error when using Oracle Parallel Server (OPS). Here, this error indicates that another instance has already been mounted in exclusive or parallel mode.
- Mount the database in parallel mode.
- Shutdown all other instances before mounting the database in exclusive mode.
- Try stopping and then restarting the service '
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