Running DBCA On Solaris 10 Projects Can Receive "ORA-27102: out of memory" (Doc ID 1370537.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 27, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.5 and later
Oracle Database Configuration Assistant - Version 10.2.0.5 and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
DBCA
Solaris 10 Projects
***Checked for relevance on 06-Aug-2016***


Symptoms

Runing DBCA to create a database receives an "ORA-27102: out of memory" error.

Reviewing the database creation logs show errors of the following form:

1. DBCA logs:

bash-3.00$ cat /u00/obase/cfgtoollogs/dbca/oastdb/oastdb27.log
Creating and starting Oracle instance
DBCA_PROGRESS : 1%
DBCA_PROGRESS : 2%
ORA-27102: out of memory

DBCA_PROGRESS : 3%
ORA-01034: ORACLE not available

ORA-01034: ORACLE not available

DBCA_PROGRESS : 100%



2. CreateDB.log

ERROR at line 1:
ORA-01034: ORACLE not available
Process ID: 0
ORA-27102: out of memory
SVR4 Error: 12: Not enough space
Additional information: 1
Additional information: 285212724
CREATE DATABASE "oastdb"



Disabling automatic memory management by setting "memory_target=0" does not resolve the issue

Cause

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