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What Is an Initialization Parameter File?

An initialization parameter file is a text file that contains a list of initialization parameters. The file should be written in the client's default character set. Sample initialization parameter files are provided on the Oracle distribution medium for each operating system. A sample file is sufficient for initial use, but you will probably want to modify the file to tune the database for best performance. Any changes will take effect after you completely shut down and restart the instance.

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  1. What Is Oracle?
  2. What Is an Oracle Database?
  3. What Is an Oracle Instance?
  4. What Is a Parameter File?
  5. What Is a Server Parameter File?
  6. What Is an Initialization Parameter File?
  7. What Is System Global Area (SGA)?
  8. What Is Program Global Area (PGA)?
  9. What Is a User Account?
  10. What Is the Relation of a User Account and a Schema?
  11. What Is a User Role?
  12. What Is a Database Schema?
  13. What Is a Database Table?
  14. What Is a Table Index?
  15. What Is an Oracle Tablespace?
  16. What Is an Oracle Data File?
  17. What Is a Static Data Dictionary?
  18. What Is a Dynamic Performance View?
  19. What Is a Recycle Bin?
  20. What Is SQL*Plus?
  21. What Is Transport Network Substrate (TNS)?
  22. What Is Open Database Communication (ODBC)?

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