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    util X/8 Too many open files in system

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 20

    Trying to do a vir00 clean up using the util x/8 menu and received oracle error:
    Enter number of days back to retain:
    Enter loop count:

    no of back to retain - 10
    loop count - 1000
    to continue type yes yes
    Start clear_vir01...

    Oracle error: handle_connection
    ORA-01034: Message 1034 not found; No message file for product=RDBMS,
    * No ORACLE connection - process is terminated... *
    Can't make pipe.

    Enter to continue/dev/null: Too many open files in system.
    /exlibris/aleph/a20_1/aleph/proc/clear_screen: Too many open files in system.

    See the information in KB 16384-28193. Although it is a different process, the underlying problem is at the Unix system level and that's where it needs to be corrected. See (for Linux):
    how to change the file descriptors for all users (in step #3).

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013