RE: fixing a bad oracle install

  • From: "Elliott, Patrick" <patrick.elliott@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <niall.litchfield@xxxxxxxxx>, <ryan_gaffuri@xxxxxxxxxxx>, <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 13:22:41 -0500

This is most likely caused by the LISTENER.ORA not pointing to the
correct ORACLE_HOME.  Did you move the oracle executables by chance?
The uninstall and reinstall would have fixed this.


-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Niall Litchfield
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 12:55 PM
To: ryan_gaffuri@xxxxxxxxxxx; oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: fixing a bad oracle install

How on earth did you export a database that was down?

On 19/09/2007, ryan_gaffuri@xxxxxxxxxxx <ryan_gaffuri@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> We were hitting shared memory errors. Googled it and this is common
> when an Oracle install is wrong. I looked into it and the kernel
> parameters were never set(I didnt do the install). This is in Redhat
> 5.0 with Oracle Set the kernetl parameters and stepped
> through the install to make sure ulimit, etc... was correct. Started
up the DB and got the same error.
> ORA-01034: ORACLE not available
> ORA-27101: shared memory realm does not exist
> Linux-x86_64 Error: 2: No such file or directory
> So I shut the DB down. did an export for a quick backup(its just
> development data). Uninstaled the software and then reinstalled.
> started up the DB and had the same problem. I had to make a new
> database and import the data to it to start over. I am ok for now, but

> for future reference, is any DB created with a bad install hosed and I

> have to make a new DB? The new DB works fine so far with the imported
> --

Niall Litchfield
Oracle DBA

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