Trying to alter a parameter with scope=spfile, getting error ORA-02095

(Doc ID 316521.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 31, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.6 to 11.2.0.1 [Release 9.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 29-Aug-2016***


Symptoms

Trying to alter a static parameter with scope=spfile, it fails with error ORA-2095 as shown below :
 

 SQL> alter system set log_buffer = 1000M scope=spfile;
 alter system set log_buffer = 1000M scope=spfile
                  *
 ERROR at line 1:
 ORA-02095: specified initialization parameter cannot be modified

Changes

Trying to alter a static parameter with SCOPE=SPFILE and using a value specified with K, M or G.

Cause

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