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Startup Database Fails With ORA-444, ORA-4032 And ORA-450 (Doc ID 781540.1)

Last updated on APRIL 06, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 11.1 to 11.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This problem can occur on any platform.


Startup database fails with ORA-444, ORA-4032 and ORA-450:

ORA-00450: background process 'XXX' did not start
ORA-00444: background process "XXX" failed while starting

ORA-04032: pga_aggregate_target must be set before switching to auto mode


Customer non-default settings in SPFILE:
  shared_pool_size         = 256M
  large_pool_size          = 64M
  java_pool_size           = 128M
  memory_target            = 2G
  memory_max_target        = 8G
  db_cache_size            = 256M
  pga_aggregate_target     = 512M

Creating PFILE from SPFILE show following values:


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