Error "ORA-02187: Invalid Quota Specification" When Altering A User's Quota To More Than 2TB (Doc ID 2059617.1)

Last updated on MAY 09, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.2 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 11.2 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

You want to change a user's quota on a tablespace to a specific large value (larger than 2TB but not 'unlimited') but the command fails with the error:

ORA-02187: invalid quota specification

For example:

SQL> alter user scott quota 2049G on users;
alter user scott quota 2049G on users
                       *
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-02187: invalid quota specification

 

Cause

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