Replication PUSH job keeps breaking with ORA-23386 "replication parallel push cannot create slave processes" (Doc ID 1077527.1)

Last updated on MAY 05, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 to 10.2.0.5 [Release 10.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for currency 21st June 2013

Symptoms

DBMS_DEFER_SYS.PUSH job fails with error

ORA-23386 "replication parallel push cannot create slave processes"

Changes

RMAN backups started recently in the same database that has the replication PUSH job. 
The RMAN backups run in parallel mode.

Cause

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