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Database dismounted but no instance closed message

In our Oracle 8i databases (8.1.7) running in archivelog modes, when we shut down the database, sometimes the database will be dismounted, but the instance closed message will not come. If we give ps-ef|grep ora_ some archx procesess will be live. We are facing this problem on AIX and Sun Solaris platforms. Please guide us.

You will not get the "Database closed." message until all the processes are no longer running. One of the things that DBAs have resorted to is to perform a SHUTDOWN ABORT immediately followed by a STARTUP RESTRICT and then immediately followed by a SHUTDOWN IMMEDIATE. If you perform these three operations, then your database will not hang for any reason, but you will still be able to take a consistent backup.

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