12c Upgrade – Pre-Upgrade Utility sets PGA_AGGREGATE_LIMIT to 2 GB automatically
(Doc ID 2212556.1)
Last updated on OCTOBER 05, 2018
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 22.214.171.124 and later
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While upgrading to 126.96.36.199 (with DB PSU 188.8.131.52.160419 applied),the Oracle 12c-DBUA-upgrade process sets PGA_AGGREGATE_LIMIT to 2 GB.
This causes pga_aggregate_target > pga_aggregate_limit.In example below pga_aggregate_target has been set to 3700MB before upgrading to 12c. The DBUA set pga_aggregate_limit to 2 GB, so 3700 MB for PGA can’t be used. This forced an ORA-04036 in alert.log
Target Home had the April 2016 DB PSU 184.108.40.206.160419 Patch 22291127 installed
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|Explanation about the parameter PGA_AGGREGATE_TARGET,PGA_AGGREGATE_LIMIT & What should I do if my upgrade fails with ORA-4036|