Instance Settings Stored in SPFile in Oracle

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Where Are the Settings Stored for Each Instance in Oracle?

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Settings for each instance are stored in a file called Server Parameter File (SPFile). Oracle supports two types of parameter files, Text type, and Binary type. parameter files should be located in $ORACLE_HOME\database directory. A parameter file should be named like "init$SID.ora", where $SID is the instance name.

 

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