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Oracle DBA [message #365157] Tue, 13 June 2000 12:24 Go to next message
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Registered: December 1999
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I colud not able run two instance of oracle with two different ORACLE_SID and DataBase. I am using Oracle8i
(8.1.5). For example, I login as "oracle" and set my ORACLE_SID=xyz and start the database in one session. It happens perfectly. After I go to another session and again login as "oracle" with ORACLE_SID=abc. now when try to startup the database, it says, "ORA-27146 post/wait initialization failed". Can you please give a solution?

Thanks in advance...
Re: Oracle DBA [message #365160 is a reply to message #365157] Tue, 13 June 2000 18:39 Go to previous message
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Registered: January 2000
ORA-27146 means that the system is running out of semaphores.
You can either decrease the "processes" parameter in the init.ora file, or increase the kernel setting in /etc/system file. The semamphore parameter is called "semmns".
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