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From: Steve McClure <>
Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2002 15:33:28 -0800
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        I am resubmitting this email, as it didn't seem to show up after it was originally sent last night.

        Last night I was planning to do a quick bounce of the database, and get our 24x7 shop right back online. Problem was I wasn't able to complete a 'shutdown immediate'. I went through each of the existing sessions in v$session and made sure that all of the user sessions were killed or inactive, but the shutdown immediate still wouldn't process. With damagement standing there looking worried, I went ahead with a shutdown abort just so we could get back to online processing. This is a relatively new phenomenom for me, as shutdown immediate or killing user sessions has almost always worked for me in the past. I will add that while I was off last week, my standin had to do two shutdown aborts of the database. So something might just be amiss.

        Anyhow My question is what should I look for when an instance won't shutdown via a shutdown immediate? Or maybe my problem is that I should just wholeheartedly embrace shutdown abort, and let the recovery process clean things up. My problem with that is I used to work with a senior dba that would slap my wrist with a ruler if I did a shutdown abort.

Steve McClure


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