Patching Oracle 10g on Win 2k3

Posted on 2006-07-08
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Hi there,

I'm attempting to patch Oracle 10g from 10.0.  to  

Shutdown the databases using oradim then shut down all oracle services in management console.
Apply the patch
Then the documentation says:

For single-instance installations, use SQL*Plus to log in to the database as the SYS user with SYSDBA privileges:

C:\> sqlplus /NOLOG

but I get the "ORA-12514: TNS listener does not currently know of service requested in connect descriptor."

So I can't do the next bit which is "startup upgrade"

So I then tried starting the database using oradim but if I specify -starttype inst I get "ORA-01092: ORACLE instance terminated. Disconnection forced"  Using -starttype srvc doesn't seem to make any difference to anything.

The only joy I had was using the web based enterprise manager to mount the database then I can connect in SQLPlus but when I issue: "startup upgrade" it says the database is already started and it must be shutdown so then I issue "shutdown" and then "startup upgrade" and I'm back to "ORA-12514: TNS listener does not currently know of service requested in connect descriptor."

What am I missing here?

Question by:djguvnor
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Author Comment

ID: 17066824
Sorry, that should be upgrading from to Oracle Database 10g Release
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ID: 17066866
Hi djguvnor,

I think this is your problem:

I avoid using a listener connection when I startup or shutdown, as a matter of practice. I realize that cannot always be done. Are you physically on the machine? Can you ssh or telnet in and run sqlplus on the box? Then connect like so:

export ORACLE_SID=mydb  ###Unix/Linux
sqlplus sys as sysdba
[no password needed - just hit return ]
SQL> startup mount


Author Comment

ID: 17066938
What's the " export ORACLE_SID=mydb  ###Unix/Linux" all about?
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Author Comment

ID: 17066987
I get: "'export' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file."

Author Comment

ID: 17067051
Aha, well it was nearly right.
instead of export use:
set oracle_sid=mydb

then same as above, though in my case I was upgrading so I used startup upgrade.

Thanks for the pointer jrb1.
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Expert Comment

ID: 17067100
Sorry, that was the Unix syntax.  You got the windows syntax down.

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