RE: Query Database while shutdown in progress

  • From: "Elliott, Patrick" <patrick.elliott@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <don@xxxxxxxxx>, "oracle-l" <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 15:19:41 -0500

I do SHUTDOWN ABORT all the time, and I haven't seen corruption caused
by it since probably Oracle 7.  It is best to issue the "ALTER SYSTEM
CHECKPOINT" command first, but this may not be possible if the database
is hung.  I have seen many situations where a SHUTDOWN IMMEDIATE simply
would not complete. 


-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Don Seiler
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2007 2:56 PM
To: oracle-l
Subject: Re: Query Database while shutdown in progress

In all the docs I read for 10g (read: certification prep guides),
shutdown abort is still treated like a leper.  I'm pretty surprised by
this thread so far.


On 6/27/07, Andrew Kerber <andrew.kerber@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The last time I checked, admittedly in the 8.1.7 world, oracle stated
> that you could end up with file corruption on a shutdown abort (note
> that is could, not would, I never had it happen),  If they have
> changed this and now say that a shutdown abort is as safe as a
> shutdown immediate, I have not heard it.  Does anyone have a statement
from oracle to that effect?

Don Seiler
oracle blog:

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