Error when updating a large table
When updating a large table with more than 1,000 rows, Oracle8i (8.1.5) gives error message:
ORA-01092: ORACLE instance terminated
Disconnection was forced and I even tried query from server (windows Nt 4.0 itself).
For some reason, your database crashes. You'll have to check your
database's alert log for more information. Also look in the
BACKGROUND_DUMP_DEST or USER_DUMP_DEST directories to see if a trace
file was generated at the time of the database crash. These trace files
can shed more light on to the exact problem.
One further note is that Oracle 8.1.5 is a very old version full of
lots of bugs. Any number of bugs could be causing your problem. You
should apply the 22.214.171.124 patchset or upgrade to Oracle 126.96.36.199.
This was first published in March 2004