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Master Note: Overview of Oracle Background Processes (Doc ID 1503146.1)

Last updated on APRIL 04, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

The background processes of the Oracle instance manage memory structures, asynchronously perform I/O to write data to a file on a disk, and perform general maintenance tasks.

The purpose of this Document is to provide an overview of Oracle Background Processes. This note will help customers have a better understanding of what they are and the functions of some of the main Oracle Background Processes.

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Scope

This document applies to a single instance environment and looks at a basic typical database configuration.

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In this Document
Purpose
Scope
Details
 Concepts
 Overview of Background Processes
 Mandatory Background Processes
 Optional Background Processes
 Slave Processes
 V$BGPROCESS
 Specifying the Maximum Number of Processes
 New Background Processes
References

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