Updating DB_CACHE_SIZE With Alter System Scope=Spfile Fails

(Doc ID 357322.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 25, 2014

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 to 11.2.0.2 [Release 10.1 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 14-Jun-2012***

Symptoms

Trying to increase the db_cache_size parameter in the spfile for subsequent startup of the database. 

Issued

SQL> alter system set db_cache_size=<new value> scope=spfile;

and surprisingly got

ORA-384 Insufficient memory to grow cache

Cause

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