Q
Problem solve Get help with specific problems with your technologies, process and projects.

Initialization or shutdown in progress

I'm having a problem when I'm trying to connect to Oracle. I get the message ORA-01033: "ORACLE initialization or shutdown in progress." I wait for 30 minutes and the message still appears.

I'm having a problem when I'm trying to connect to Oracle. I get the message ORA-01033: "ORACLE initialization or shutdown in progress." I wait for 30 minutes and the message still appears.
Try connecting as the SYS or internal user (depending on the version); this user has the ability to connect even if another session has started a shutdown. It sounds like someone has issued a shutdown command with no options or a shutdown transactional with a long running transaction present.

If someone attempted a shutdown with no options it will wait until everyone has logged out to perform the shutdown.

This was last published in September 2005

Dig Deeper on Oracle error messages

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchDataManagement

SearchBusinessAnalytics

SearchSAP

SearchSQLServer

TheServerSide.com

SearchDataCenter

SearchContentManagement

SearchHRSoftware

Close