Question: How do I go about
changing my pile on Oracle? Can I edit my spfile, or
should I re-create by spfile from my pfile?
it is possible to edit the spfile, using editors like vi
will corrupt the spfile. The the spfile is really
just a flat-file text file, with binary (ASCII NUL)
character padding at the beginning and end of each line.
(you can edit an spfile with emacs, but it is not
Hence, it is not a good idea to directly edit the spfile,
and you are better off simply regenerating the spfile from
the original pfile.
See my notes here on
using pfile to create the spfile.
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