We've had a complete NT server failure which has meant a new Windows 2000 machine been put in with a fresh install of Personal Oracle 8.1.6.
A new database has been created (called the same as before) and we've been able to recover the ORADATA files from the previous machine. What do we do now? Presume we can't just copy the old ORADATA files over on top of the new (tried this and it produces an error:
ORA-01033 ORACLE initialization or shutdown in progress.
Tried going into svrmgrl and connecting to the Database but get the same message.. Not a technical guru.. please help!