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  1. #1
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    Apr 2004

    Unanswered: Cannot start Oracle - ora 01081


    I am working with an Oracle 8i database. I logged to the Oracle Enterprise Manager as sysdba and shut down the database in the normal mode. But it is taking a lot of time and the OEM session also got hung. Now I cannot log on to the database, it says that it is shutting down (ORA-01081). I tried to start it again but I get the same message.

    I am not sure what users are still logged on to the database. There is an application which runs on the database and it may have open hung sessions in it.

    Please let me know what is the solution.


    Last edited by onomitra; 04-22-04 at 03:13.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2004



    try this.

    1) Close or Kill all Oracle application (sql plus, OEM, Application)

    2) Try to start OEM and shutdown your DB with option "ABORT".
    Or with instance manager: "shutdown abort"

    3) Startup your DB. This can take serval times...
    (with OEM or instance manager)

    Attentention: I am a newbie, but i had the same problem :-)



  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    You can use Shut down Abort,
    but this is not recommended, Oracle, may need to recover the database on startup.

    It is possible a session holding on to the database.

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