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2067086 - ORA-01017 during SAP Upgrade


During a SAP Upgrade the ORA-01017 error is issued, you will find such error in the relevant SAP Upgrade log (see below examples).

OCISessionBegin(OCI_DEFAULT) failed with SQL error 1017:
ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied
*** ERROR => CONNECT failed with sql error '1017'


sapparam: sapargv(argc, argv) has not been called!
sapparam(1c): No Profile used.
sapparam: SAPSYSTEMNAME neither in Profile nor in Commandline
DbSl Trace: CONNECT failed with SQL error '1017'
ERROR: DbSlConnect rc= 99


1 ETQ399 Executing SQL script
2 ETQ399 Connecting to database 'ORA'.
3EETQ008 Error message: DBSL error 99: Connect failed
4EETQ399 0 [ dbsloci.c,15967]: CONNECT failed with SQL error '1017'


BR0280I BRCONNECT time stamp: 2013-06-10 14.10.14
BR0301E SQL error -1017 at location db_connect-2, SQL statement:



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