Upgrading Oracle errors out with ORA-04031: unable to allocate ## bytes of shared memory (“shared pool”

While working to get my Oracle database upgraded to a supported version, using the DBUA I was getting the following errors: ORA-04031: unable to allocate 704 bytes of shared memory … Continue Reading →

ORA-00600: internal error code, arguments: [723], [140432], [960048], [memory leak]

Recently, I was notified of this error in the alert log of one of my Oracle databases: ORA-00600: internal error code, arguments: [723], [140432], [960048], [memory leak], [], [], … Continue Reading →

After Cloning a 12c Oracle Home – SQLPLUS error exec(): 0509-036

Problem: After cloning a 12c Oracle Home to another AIX 7.1 server, I received the following error when I started SQLPLUS. $  ./sqlplus /nolog exec(): 0509-036 Cannot load program sqlplus … Continue Reading →


While working on an issue with Oracle support for our Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, I was asked to install the EMDIAG REPVFY Kit for Cloud Control 12c. When I attempted the … Continue Reading →

Run Level Requirement for Oracle on AIX

While performing the preinstallation tasks for an Oracle database on the AIX operating system, one of the requirements in the documentation asked that I “Ensure that the system is started … Continue Reading →

DIA-49424: Directory outside ADR not allowed

Working with the Automatic Diagnostic Repository Command Interpreter (adrci), I wanted to add a trace file to an incident package.  When attempted I received the following error: The Simple Answer:  … Continue Reading →

“SQLPLUS /” – ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied

While working on my shell scripts, I hit a snag when I want sqlplus to authenticate using my operating system account without entering the login credentials.  When I tested “sqlplus … Continue Reading →

Checks if GVM Performance collection job is running

While upgrading to the Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c on a Linux virtual server, I encountered an error on the Database Connection Details screen.  An error box popped up with the … Continue Reading →

OS Kernel Parameter: swappiness Warning

Recently I was installing the Oracle Grid Infrastructure – 11g2R on a virtual Linux server.  When the install process came to the Perform Prerequisite Checks screen, I received a warning … Continue Reading →

Restoring to a Different ASM Diskgroup

Recently, I wanted to restore my Oracle database on a different server in a different ASM diskgroup.  Sounds simple but I was tripped up on the syntax. Before I started … Continue Reading →