ORA-2065 Or ORA-2248 When Setting Max_dump_file_size To K / M Or G (Doc ID 1387694.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 06, 2016

Applies to:

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

Symptoms

Specifying the size for max_dump_file_size in Gb, Mb or Kb for the system raises and error:

SQL> alter system set max_dump_file_size=100K;
alter system set max_dump_file_size=100K
*
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-02065: illegal option for ALTER SYSTEM

Similarly for the session:

SQL> alter session set max_dump_file_size=100K;
alter session set max_dump_file_size=100K
*
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-02248: invalid option for ALTER SESSION

Cause

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