Property Description
Parameter type Integer
Default value 4
Range of values 1 to 30
Basic No

LOG_ARCHIVE_MAX_PROCESSES specifies the number of archiver background processes (ARC0 through ARCn) Oracle initially invokes.

  • If the LOG_ARCHIVE_START initialization parameter has the value true, then this value is evaluated at instance startup. Note that the LOG_ARCHIVE_START initialization parameter was deprecated as of Oracle Database 10g Release 1 (10.1).

  • Otherwise, this parameter is evaluated when the archiver process is first invoked by SQL*Plus or SQL syntax.

The actual number of archiver processes in use may vary subsequently based on archive workload.