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Re: ORA-00020: maximum number of processes (%s) exceeded

Juan Cachito Reyes Pacheco

2004-02-25

Replies:
are you using the "as sysdba" option?
do this

sqlplus /nolog
conn sys/xxx@(protected);

----- Original Message -----
From: "Guang Mei" <gmei@(protected)>
To: "Oracle-L-freelists" <oracle-l@(protected)>
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 5:03 PM
Subject: 9i : ORA-00020: maximum number of processes (%s) exceeded


> Hi:
>
> In 8i, when I got the above error, I always could launch svrmgrl,
connected
> as intenal and bounce the DB. Now in 9i without svrmgrl, how do we bounce
> the db if we have the above error?
>
> I did the following test on a 9204 db on Solaris 9:
>
> 1. I set up processes=12 in init.ora, and started the db, everything is
OK.
> ps -ef|grep ora_ gave me:
>
>  oracle 9209   1 0 13:59:20 ?     0:00 ora_pmon_YPD
>  oracle 9217   1 0 13:59:21 ?     0:01 ora_smon_YPD
>  oracle 9211   1 0 13:59:20 ?     0:00 ora_dbw0_YPD
>  oracle 14801 14800 0 15:44:56 pts/3   0:00 ps -ef
>  oracle 9223   1 0 13:59:21 ?     0:01 ora_qmn0_YPD
>  oracle 14800 14787 0 15:44:56 pts/3   0:00 grep oracle
>  oracle 9215   1 0 13:59:21 ?     0:02 ora_ckpt_YPD
>  oracle 9219   1 0 13:59:21 ?     0:00 ora_reco_YPD
>  oracle 9213   1 0 13:59:21 ?     0:02 ora_lgwr_YPD
>  oracle 9221   1 0 13:59:21 ?     0:00 ora_cjq0_YPD
>
> 2. I opened two seperated sql sessions, connected as regular user. No
> problem. So I left them idle.
>
> 3. When I tried the 3rd session, I got
>
> essex$ sqlplus user/password
>
> SQL*Plus: Release 9.2.0.4.0 - Production on Wed Feb 25 15:46:31 2004
>
> Copyright (c) 1982, 2002, Oracle Corporation. All rights reserved.
>
> ERROR:
> ORA-00020: maximum number of processes (%s) exceeded
>
>
> Enter user-name:
> ERROR:
> ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied
>
>
> Enter user-name:
> ERROR:
> ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied
>
>
> SP2-0157: unable to CONNECT to ORACLE after 3 attempts, exiting SQL*Plus
> essex$ sqlplus '/ as sysdba'
>
> SQL*Plus: Release 9.2.0.4.0 - Production on Wed Feb 25 15:46:57 2004
>
> Copyright (c) 1982, 2002, Oracle Corporation. All rights reserved.
>
> Connected.
> SQL> shutdown immediate
> ORA-24324: service handle not initialized
> ORA-24323: value not allowed
> ORA-00020: maximum number of processes (%s) exceeded
>
>
> I can not shut down the DB. The other two sessions are still working as
> normal. I don't want to do "kill -9" to another sqlplus connection if I
> don't have to. Do I have another choice if I want to bounce the db?
>
> TIA.
>
> Guang
>
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