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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2003

    Max Processes Exceeded!


    I have a DB, which periodically locks up because the maximum number of processes has been exceeded. I have a VB6.0 app utilising ADO and DSN-Less connections, with a maximum of 11 instances, which make thousands of connections a day. Within the application a connection is created within a class when the class is initialized and then closed on termination, which is usually once per day.

    This problem started when the DB was moved to a new server.

    I don't know whether this is the problem of not but can anyone tell me how to check -
    Whether connection pooling is enabled for an oracle DB and what the time out is set to?

    How do I ensure my Oracle DB is using connection pooling?

    Any help, advice or pointers will be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers Al
    Last edited by Running Bear; 11-20-2003 at 10:13 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Woah there tiger. Connection pooling is either done at the middle tier or via a connection manager.

    If you are getting an error message about maximum number of processes exceeded, you probably have the processes parameter in your init.ora too low.

    Are you running MTS?
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2003

    Hi, thanks for your relpy. Apologies I jumped off the deep end a bit there, I'm floundering!

    No, not running MTS.

    The processes in init.ora was initially set to 100, have changed it to 300 with no effect.

    Should I be using a connection manager, if so which would you recommend?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2003
    The exact error msg is -
    ORA-00020: maximum number of processes (300) exceeded

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