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[Discuss] Shutting down Oracle hosted on Linux

On Fri, 25 Jan 2013 11:36:03 -0500
Jerry Feldman <gaf at> wrote:

> people prefer to shut down the database. Since the Linux shutdown
> command issues a kill -TERM on all processes is it really necessary
> to do the Oracle shutdown prior to the Linux shutdown.

It's not a preference. It's a requirement. kill -TERM will tell Oracle
to shut down but it takes time to clean up. If you halt the system
before the cleanup is finished then you will -- not might, will -- end
up with a corrupted database.

I hope your DBAs are available to fix it when it happens.

> I have DBA privs on the database, but our DBAs are in Toronto and they
> are no longer allowed to work on servers in the US.

You're screwed.

Rich P.

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