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[Discuss] Shutting down Oracle hosted on Linux

Kind of a cheezy answer, but look in /etc/init.d and see if the oracle
script is there.
you might be able to do something like:

  sudo /etc/init.d/oracle stop

to do a graceful shutdown.

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On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 10:36 AM, Jerry Feldman <gaf at> wrote:
> I have an Oracle 11G server on a Linux (RHEL 5.9) virtual machine. It is
> not a heavy production server but is used pretty consistently. Normally
> when I have a scheduled shutdown normally one of our Toronto 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.
> (I'm a bit gun shy because the last time I issued an Oracle shutdown the
> database got corrupted, but it probably was not my fault).
> 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.
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