Re: alter system v shutdown abort

  • From: "Queen Roo Roo" <ruth.gramolini@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Smith, Ronald [Contractor]" <Ron.Smith@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 14:56:49 -0400

The situation is that we have to have all users off so that the system can
shut down for backup.  It's an HP_UX  HA solution that I am not familiar
with.  If all active users are not off, the process doesn't run and the
stuff hits the fan.  The process does a shutdown immediate as it's first
action but that fails if a hung user is left on.  I suggested that we use my
program to see if there are any active users and kill them.  The other
option is the shutdown abort, startup, shutdown immediate but that might
take longer than we have before system before the next step is excuted.
Just killing any hung users seems to be less  dangerous.  Any other

Thanks again,

On 9/13/06, Smith, Ronald [Contractor] <Ron.Smith@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I have had to recover more than once after doing a shutdown abort. I only use it as a last resort. I kill the users, shutdown immediate, startup, shutdown (normal).


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*Sent:* Wednesday, September 13, 2006 1:40 PM
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*Subject:* alter system v shutdown abort

Hello everyone,
Can someone tell me an alter system kill session 'sid,serial#'; will kill
runaway processes or long running queries as efficiently as doing a shutdown
abort, startup , shutdown immediate?  I have always run a job which shutdown
kills all users who shouldn't be on after a specific time but the
SA at my new job is skepticle because another DBA told him to use a
shutdown abort, startup, shutdown immediate sequence.

Thanks in advance,

Ruth Gramolini
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