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Master Note: Troubleshooting Oracle Database Initialization Parameters (Doc ID 1515259.1)

Last updated on MARCH 12, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.1 to 12.1.0.1 [Release 9.2 to 12.1]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

 This document is intended to assist Database Administrators in resolving issues encountered with Oracle Database Initialization Parameters.

Troubleshooting Steps

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In this Document
Purpose
Troubleshooting Steps
 Concepts
 Common Issues Related to Initialization Parameters
 When Parameters Are Set Incorrectly
 Obsolete Parameters
 Deprecated Parameters
 New Parameters
 Recovering from lost/damaged init/spfiles
 Issues related to the Parameter File (PFILE) / Server Parameter File (SPFILE)
 Finding Information/Bugs related to a Specific Database Initialization Parameter
 Documented Issues related to Database Initialization Parameters
 Issues with DBCA/DBUA
 Specific ORA- errors related to DB Parameters ( ORA-2095 / ORA-2096 / ORA-2097 / ORA-32000 - ORA-32030 )
 Other issues related to DB Parameters
 Issues with Hidden Parameters
 Health Check Alerts
 Helpful Articles on Database Initialization Parameters (How to, etc)
 Further Diagnostics
References

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