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What is a parameter file?

What is a parameter file?

What is a parameter file?
When Oracle is started, it needs to know how to initialize itself. How much memory should Oracle allocate? Where should it write the log files? What is the maximum number of allowed processes? All of these are defined in the parameter file. See this document for more information on the parameter file. This document shows all of the parameters.
This was first published in July 2007

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