Re: Confirming Database is Down on Windows

You could just run hot backups and not worry about a thing (resources
permitting off course)

Jack

2009/3/12 Jared Still <jkstill@xxxxxxxxx>

>
> Jared Still
> Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist
>
>
>
>  On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 1:31 PM, Charlotte Hammond <
> charlottejanehammond@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>>  Hi Jared,
>>
>> I need to know for sure the database is DOWN rather than just not
>> accessible to new connections, as I want to ensure it is safe to run a cold
>> backup.
>>
>
>
> *IF* the service is also stopped when the database is down, you
> could use something like this:
>
>   c:\ net start | findstr  OracleService
>
> Kind of lame, but then again, the windows cmdline is what it is.
>
> Jared
>
>


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