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Restarting a database during backup job fails with "ORA-27515: inadequate memlock limit or driver settings" (Doc ID 2644901.1)

Last updated on APRIL 17, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Linux x86-64


Restart of a 19c Database fails during backup Job:

BR0280I BRBACKUP time stamp: 2020-02-28 15:49:22
BR0330I Starting and mounting database instance TEST ...
BR0278E Command output of 'LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/oracle/TEST/19/lib /oracle/TEST/19/bin/sqlplus /nolog < /oracle/TEST/sapbackup/.bfdfwkan.spi':

SQL*Plus: Release - Production on Fri Feb 28 15:49:22 2020

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@> Connected to an idle instance.
PUBLIC@TEST> SQL> SQL> SQL> SQL> SQL> ORA-00603: ORACLE server session terminated by fatal error
ORA-27515: inadequate memlock limit or driver settings

Max Locked Memory Settings have been increased to UNLIMTED for both oracle and root user in /etc/security/limits.conf:

#Changes because of presteps for 19c

oracle soft memlock unlimited
oracle hard memlock unlimited
orarom soft memlock unlimited
orarom hard memlock unlimited
@oinstall soft memlock unlimited
@oinstall hard memlock unlimited
root soft memlock unlimited
root hard memlock unlimited


 Database has been upgraded from to 19.6


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