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ORA-00445 Is Reported While Waiting Too Long To Spawn A Process (Doc ID 1382349.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 9.2 to 11.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 12.1]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

There are intermittent problems while opening new connections to database. At the problem time frame, alert log file shows the following error message:
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ORA-00445: background process "J000" did not start after 120 seconds
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kkjcre1p: unable to spawn jobq slave process
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Fatal NI connect error 12537, connecting to:
(LOCAL=NO)
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TNS-12537: TNS:connection closed

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What does ORA-445 error message mean? and how to investigate it?

Solution

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