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IF:ORACLE.EXE Consuming High Memory on Windows (Doc ID 2016088.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 07, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 8.1.7.0 and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)

Goal

 This document aims to summarize the common causes and solutions when ORACLE.EXE is consuming high memory on Windows platforms.

Solution

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In this Document
Goal
Solution
 Scenario#1: ORACLE.EXE is consuming high memory on 11.2.0.4 databases
 Scenario#2: Oracle database instance hangs after some time. At this point user connections fail.
 Scenario#3: The memory usage of Oracle.exe process increases gradually and leads to memory related errors.
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