How to Connect After ORA-20 has Occured (Doc ID 825045.1)

Last updated on JULY 22, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.2 [Release 9.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 

After an ORA-20 "maximum number of processes (%s) exceeded" occurs ... no new connections (even SYSDBA or SYSOPER) may be made to the instance

Cause

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