How to resolve ORA-01632 Error Message in Oracle database

Learn the reason and how to resolve the ORA-01632 error message in Oracle.

Description

When you come across an ORA-01632 error, the following error message will appear:

ORA-01632: max # of extents num reached in index identify

Cause

You have reached the most amount of area allowed for saving undo entries for the unique index.

Resolution

The option(s) to resolve this Oracle error are:

Option #1

Increase the MAXEXTENTS parameter cost in the initialization file.

Option #2

Increase the PCTINCREASE parameter price in the initialization file.