ORA-19800: Unable to initialize Oracle Managed Destination
Linux Error: 13: Permission denied
Via the install trace log, it showed that it was trying to write the redo logs before it hit this so I made sure permissions were okay on the redo directory..Tried renaming the logfiles to a dir I knew would work and running an ‘alter database open resetlogs’ via putty. etc etc
In the end – the FRA that it was creating in /u01/app/oracle/flash_recovery_area was the culprit. Changed the permissions on that and poof, ‘alter database open resetlogs’ worked.