2457971 - BR0165E Parameter 'parallel_instances' is not set - non-RAC | SAP Knowledge Base Article

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2457971 - BR0165E Parameter 'parallel_instances' is not set - non-RAC


  • You are running a backup using BRBACKUP and get the errors below: 

BR0165E Parameter 'parallel_instances' is not set in /$ORACLE_HOME/dbs/init<sid>.sap

BR0314E Collection of information on database files failed

  • Oracle Database is non-RAC
  • If you try setting the parameter 'parallel_instances' to the init<sid>.sap, then you get errors similar to the following:

BR1800E Parameter 'thread' not correctly set in Oracle profile /$ORACLE_HOME/dbs/init<sid>.ora for database instance <sid>, expected value: 1

BR0631E Database instance '<instance>' not defined in parameter 'parallel_instances'



  • SAP systems with Oracle database


SAP NetWeaver all versions


parallel instances, brtools , KBA , BC-DB-ORA-DBA , Database Administration with Oracle , BC-DB-ORA , Oracle , Problem

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