RE: database decommission checklist

Gus,

Can't you just do:
alter tablespace <tablespace_name> read only;

for each of your application tablespaces?  That way, it doesn't matter how the 
database is opened...?

-Mark
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From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf 
Of Gus Spier [gus.spier@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2009 23:09
To: Oracle-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: database decommission checklist

we are de-commissioning a database, but the requirement is to keep
this particular DB available in read-only status for 90 days.

Not really a problem, but in order to guarantee the DB doesn't open
read/write if the host reboots, we have to edit the dbstart script
such that, when it reads the oratab, it starts the other databases on
the server normally.  But ... when it comes to the SID for our
read-only DB, it goes "STARTUP MOUNT;" Then opens the DB "READ-ONLY"

R,

Gus
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