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Re: Error during full import - maximum enabled rles exceeded

From: Connor McDonald <>
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 10:15:48 +0800
Message-ID: <> wrote:
> hpuxrac wrote:
> > snip
> > > >My question is, when I created database I never had this error
> > message,
> > > >why does the error message show up in import, is it recreating
> some
> > > >roles which alreday exist, that is why it is failing.
> > > >
> > > >Please clarify.
> >
> > Sorry prem but you are making me a little nervous about what you are
> > doing and why. Most of the people doing a full import from one
> > database to another database can handle something like exceeding the
> > number of roles.
> >
> > Do you really need to do a full import? Are you really interested
> > instead of importing some of the data from the other database instead
> > of all of it? Usually full imports are only involved in database
> > migrations. Do you want to do a schema level export import aka
> > fromuser touser? Check out documentation for export and import it is
> > in the utilities manuals.
> >
> > To answer your question above, no, import is not recreating roles
> that
> > exist it is attempting to add roles from the other database.
> >
> > Check all the roles that exist in the other database. Check out all
> > the roles that exist in the database you are attempting to import
> into.
> > Count how many are in each. Find out the total that you need to
> > support in the database you are importing into. Set the parameter to
> > support that configuration.
> Thanks,
> I have done full import many times in the past and I want to do full
> import. I looked at my production database where export was done,
> it has 36 roles and max_enabled_roles = 30 by default. I have been
> using production database for a while, creating new users and giving
> them roles (I have not created any new role since system went into
> production).
> After import in my test environment, I also see same no of roles and
> same value for max_enabled_roles.
> Just now, I created another role in database and assigned to a user. I
> then connected as user. No where, I saw any errors, so I have no idea
> where this parameter comes into picture except during import.
> Prem

If memory serves, when you create a role the creator gets it granted automatically to themselves. So if you create more roles than max_roles_enabled during an import, you might run into this.


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