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ORA-03134 tips

Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonDecember 13, 2015

Question:  I am trying to connect to an older Oracle database and I get this error:

ORA-03134: Connections to this server version are no longer supported.

What is the solution to the ORA-03134 error and why can't you connect to an older version?  I thought that Oracle was always backward compatible!

Answer:  Note that there is a Oracle bug 3437884 (in releases 8.1.7 to that causes the ORA-03134 error, and you may need to upgrade your Oracle client to to connect successfully per MOSC note 844327.1.

Oracle MOSC note 3437884.8 has reported the ORA-03134 error in connectivity from release 8.1.7 to, and see Oracle technical support for complete bug and patching details.

The  oerr utility notes this on the ORA-03134 error.

ORA-03134: Connections to this server version are no longer supported.

Cause: An attempt was made to connect to an Oracle server of older version.

Action: Please refer to documentation for more details.

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