I recently got an Ora-1688 alert and realized my SYSAUX is 99.7% full. Is this a critical issue that has to be dealt with immediately? Will this cause my system to stop?
If your Database has enabled AUDIT and your auditing tablespace SYSAUX gets 100% full, NONE of database users will be able to log in to database anymore. Your database will not crash but only SYS db user will be able to log in - the first thing you should do in this case is to extend the SYSAUX tablespace (add a data file) and deal later with how SYSAUX got full at the first place.
Please refer the below link to know more about SYSTEM and SYSAUX tablespaces