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Error: ORA-01033 ORACLE initialization or shutdown in progress [message #312393] Tue, 08 April 2008 15:00 Go to next message
bcastle63
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At Database Startup I get:

Error: ORA-01033 ORACLE initialization or shutdown in progress

It eventually tells me it can't read/open one of the control files...


If I have a corrupt/damaged CTL file. What is the best way to work around the damaged file and get the database back up?

Thanks!
Re: Error: ORA-01033 ORACLE initialization or shutdown in progress [message #312396 is a reply to message #312393] Tue, 08 April 2008 15:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BlackSwan
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The 1st thing you should do is take a complete cold backup of what you have now.

>If I have a corrupt/damaged CTL file. What is the best way to work around the damaged file and get the database back up?
By not referencing it, or possibly copying a good one over the top of it.


Any ideas how or why the control file went bad?

Are you sure no others files got corrupted?
Re: Error: ORA-01033 ORACLE initialization or shutdown in progress [message #312404 is a reply to message #312396] Tue, 08 April 2008 15:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
bcastle63
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Thanks...

No idea what happened to the file...


OK... once I get the backup... what's next?

Re: Error: ORA-01033 ORACLE initialization or shutdown in progress [message #312456 is a reply to message #312404] Tue, 08 April 2008 23:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michel Cadot
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Quote:
once I get the backup... what's next?

Answer is:
Quote:
not referencing it, or possibly copying a good one over the top of it.

Either copy a good control file ovber the bad one or remove the bad control file from the control file list.

Regards
Michel
Re: Error: ORA-01033 ORACLE initialization or shutdown in progress [message #340561 is a reply to message #312393] Wed, 13 August 2008 05:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
sheetalpalarpwar
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Registered: August 2008
Location: Pune
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I am also getting same error as
oracle initialization or shutdown in progress

after firing
alter database mount
shutdown abort
startup

i got to know that my control files are corrupt
how to recover these 2 control files?
icon7.gif  Re: Error: ORA-01033 ORACLE initialization or shutdown in progress [message #340573 is a reply to message #340561] Wed, 13 August 2008 05:52 Go to previous message
sumanthd
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Registered: June 2008
Location: Hyderabad
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hi

Take the back up of all the three control file .
and place them in a safe place and take a control file and make three copies and then change the name of the copied files as the contol file 1 and control file 2 and control file 3 . and if it does not work then try with the other two from the backup . hope this will solver the problem


if u still have the problem then use the command

Smile
shut down all the instances

sql:>RECOVER DATABASE USING BACKUP CONTROLFILE UNTIL CANCEL

then the control file will be recovrered and and hope that u can use the database as usual.if still u have problem tell me the error u are typing in the recover command.
so that i can suggust u in a better way .

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