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2464899 - startdb fails with ORA-65090: operation only allowed in a container database


  • While starting the application server, the startdb script fails in connecting to the Oracle database
  • The file startdb.log shows messages similar to the following:
check if Oracle processes are running
check_db_running: check finished with return code: 1
Database is a pluggable database
starting database
ORA-01081: cannot start already-running ORACLE - shut it down first
  alter pluggable database <SID> open read write
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-65090: operation only allowed in a container database
  • The Oracle database is not a container database
  • .dbenv_<hostname>.sh script is setting the variable ORA_PDB_NAME



  • SAP Systems based on SAP NetWeaver
  • Oracle Database 12c


SAP NetWeaver all versions


ora, 1081, 65090, non-CDB, CDB, PDB, multitenant, dbenv,,, check_db_running, ORA_PDB_NAME, ORA-65090, ORA-01081 , KBA , BC-DB-ORA , Oracle , BC-OP-LNX , Linux , BC-OP-AIX , IBM AIX , BC-CST-STS , Startup Service , BC-OP-HPX , HP-UX , Problem

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