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Welcome to ORA00600.com

For Oracle DBAs, by Oracle DBAs. This site deals with the errors that aren’t in the Oracle docs; tips, scripts and error solutions. Even ORA 600 solutions…From database administration to TEMP space monitoring, it’s all here.

What’s in it for me?

By using this site you will get valuable information regarding Oracle error messages, such as ora-00600 internal error code help, Oracle DBA best practices and solutions to problems that are definitely not in the documentation; we know because we’ve checked!

I’m receiving an ORA-00600 Internal Error Message. Help!

If you are facing an ORA-00600 internal error code, it needs your immediate attention. The error message is the result of some kind of problem within the Oracle RDBMS kernel code. Unlike other Oracle error messages which you are able to decipher and fix yourself, with an ORA 00600 error message you are going to have to contact Oracle support. If you are lucky, the ORA 600 error you receive will not be fatal to the operation of your database, but be warned sometimes there can be corruption which needs fixing. You did backup your database recently, right!?

What Should I do to Fix it?

The first thing you should do is log onto the Oracle Support portal, formerly known as Oracle Metalink, and check if the ORA 600 error message you are experiencing is known about already. There is an ORA600 lookup tool which you can use to do this which is called “ORA-600/ORA-7445 Error Look-up Tool [ID 153788.1]”.

Next, you should raise a support request, providing all of the information that is asked for. Usually this is an RDA report, a copy of the alert log, the error message you are receiving and any other relevant files. Once you have uploaded all of your files and filled out the details of the ORA-00600 error message.

What do ORA-00600 Error Messages Look Like?

As an example, I received the ORA-00600: internal error code, arguments: [ksu_register_tac-1]. You can use the first argument to lookup the error in the ORA-600 Error Look-up Tool on Metalink.

There are other ORA600 error messages written about on this site, just scroll down the navigation bar on the left under “ORA 600” to view them.