Database startup/shutdown UNIX script

Our development environment has over 10 databases active at one time. This script will start or shut down a particular database.

Here's the syntax:

sd the_database "shutdown abort" /var/opt/oracle/oratab 


sd the_database "startup" /var/opt/oracle/oratab 

You can change the script to hard code the path to your oratab. It also assumes only two Oracle homes are to be found in oratab -- an 8.1.6 OR 8.1.7, and 7.3 (or other.) Further modifications are required to handle 8.1.6 AND 8.1.7! I use this script to schedule databases to start/stop via crontab.

#  sd - start database  or stop database 
#  sd takes three parameters 
#  1) sid 
#  2) what to do, ex: 
#      "startup mount" 
#      "startup" 
#      "shutdown immediate" 
#      "shutdown abort" 
#       etc. 
#   3) path to oratab file  ex:  /var/opt/oracle/oratab 
#   for ease, you may want to hardcode the path and eliminate the 3rd parameter 
#  example:  sd my_database "shutdown abort" /var/opt/oracle/oratab 
#  assumes only two environments 8.1 and 7.3 if you have more 
#  than one environment or you have 8.1.6 and 8.1.7, further 
#  changes must be made. 

#if [ -z "$*" ] || [ $# -lt 2 ] 
if [ -z "$*" ] || [ $# -lt 3 ] 
  echo "USAGE: $0 sid startup or "shutdown abort"" 
doalter='alter system switch logfile;'

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notfound='TRUE' #if [ "$dowhat" = "startup" ] if expr "$dowhat" : "startup" then doalter='REM;' fi # if you go with only two parameters, comment out the next line # and uncomment/set the oratab=path_to/oratab ORATAB=$3 # change this to where your oratab file is located. # ORATAB=/etc/oratab # ORATAB=/var/opt/oracle/oratab echo $dowhat cat $ORATAB | while read LINE do case $LINE in #*) ;; #comment-line in oratab *) if [ "`echo $LINE | awk -F: '{print $1}' -`" = "$ORACLE_SID" ] ; then if expr "`echo $LINE | awk -F: '{print $2}' -`" : "8.1" ; then v="`echo $LINE | awk -F: '{print $2}' -`" export ORACLE_BASE=$v ORACLE_BASE=$v echo "nORACLE_BASE=$v" export ORACLE_HOME=$v ORACLE_HOME=$v echo "nORACLE_HOME=$v" export JAVA_HOME=$v/jre/1.1.8 JAVA_HOME=$v/jre/1.1.8 echo "nJAVA_HOME=$v/jre/1.1.8" export JRECLASSPATH=$v/jre/1.1.8:$v/jdbc/lib JRECLASSPATH=$v/jre/1.1.8:$v/jdbc/lib echo "nCLASSPATH=$v/jre/1.1.8:$v/jdbc/lib" export ORACLE_SID=$1 ORACLE_SID=$1 echo "nORACLE_SID=$1" export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$v/lib:$v/javavm/lib:$v/jlib:$v/network/lib:$v/jdbc/lib LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$v/lib:$v/javavm/lib:$v/jlib:$v/network/lib:$v/jdbc/lib echo "nLD_LIBRARY_PATH=$v/lib:$v/javavm/lib:$v/network/lib" export LIBPATH=$v/lib:$v/jlib:$v/javavm/lib:$v/network/lib LIBPATH=$v/lib:$v/jlib:$v/javavm/lib:$v/network/lib echo "nLIBPATH=$v/lib:$v/javavm/lib:$v/network/lib" export CLASSPATH=.:$v/jdbc/lib/classes111.zip:$v/lib:$v/jlib:$v/jlib/javax-ssl_1.2.jar:$v/jlib/jssl-1_2.jar:$v/javavm/l ib/aurora.zip:$v/lib/vbjapp.jar:$v/lib/vbjorb.jar CLASSPATH=.:$v/jdbc/lib/classes111.zip:$v/lib:$v/jlib:$v/jlib/javax-ssl_1.2.jar:$v/jlib/jssl-1_2.jar:$v/javavm/lib/auro ra.zip:$v/lib/vbjapp.jar:$v/lib/vbjorb.jar echo "nCLASSPATH=$v/jlib/javax-ssl_1.2.jar:$v/jlib/jssl-1_2.jar:$v/javavm/lib/aurora.zip:$v/javavm/lib:/$v/lib:$v/lib/ vbjapp.jar:$v/lib/vbjorb.jar:$v/jdbc/lib/classes111.zip:." export PATH=.:$HOME/bin:$v/bin:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/lbin:/usr/ucb:/etc:$v/jre/1.1.8/bin PATH=.:$HOME/bin:$v/bin:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/lbin:/usr/ucb:/etc:$v/jre/1.1.8/bin echo "nPATH=.:$HOME/bin:$v/bin:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/lbin:/usr/ucb:/etc:n" notfound='FALSE' sqlplus -restrict 3 /nolog << EOF connect internal $doalter $dowhat EOF else v="`echo $LINE | awk -F: '{print $2}' -`" export ORACLE_BASE=$v ORACLE_BASE=$v echo "nORACLE_BASE=$v" export ORACLE_HOME=$v ORACLE_HOME=$v echo "nORACLE_HOME=$v" export PATH=.:$HOME/bin:$v/bin:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/lbin:/usr/ucb:/etc: PATH=.:$HOME/bin:$v/bin:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/lbin:/usr/ucb:/etc: echo "nPATH=.:$HOME/bin:$v/bin:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/lbin:/usr/ucb:/etc:n" export ORACLE_SID=$1 ORACLE_SID=$1 notfound='FALSE' svrmgrl << EOF connect internal $doalter $dowhat EOF fi fi esac done if [ $notfound = 'TRUE' ] then echo "$ORACLE_SID was not found" fi fi

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This was first published in March 2002

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