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[Discuss] Shutting down Oracle hosted on Linux

On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 12:16:50PM -0500, Rich Pieri wrote:
> 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.

All of this, echoed.

ssh into the VM and run /etc/init.d/oracle stop, or similar.
Wait for it to finish. It will tell you all about it. Then shut it down.


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