oracle service need to be started to run server

Posted on 2006-11-15
Last Modified: 2008-01-29
Hi guys.

what oracle services need to be up and running in the server for connect a client.
I'm suddenly lost the conection to my databases  via ODBC against the server.
Thank you
Question by:edo60
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Expert Comment

ID: 17947863
did you check TNSListener on the server side?
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
ID: 17948521
I agree with cdemir.  It's probably a listener problem but it could also be a Firewall issue.  Are you receiving any error messages?

On the DB server execute: lsnrctl stat
On the client side execute: tnsping <DB NAME>
where <DB NAME> is the service name you provided in the DSN setup.

Author Comment

ID: 17948962
I'm trying to enter with Oracle enterprise manager, as system manager and I can´t reach too
i have this message " ORA-1254 TNS: Could not resolve service name"
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
ID: 17949947
Since you say this suddenly happened:  What changed?

This error means there's a problem with the entry in the tnsnames.ora file on the client.  The full text about this error is a little lengthy so here's the link for it:

Author Comment

ID: 17950201
ok i got it,
I think i have a problem with my oracle driver.
because the other machines stablish the conection well, and I copy the oranames from another machine and isnt, work
where do i be able to download de correct odbc oracle driver?
thanks a lot
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Accepted Solution

slightwv (䄆 Netminder) earned 500 total points
ID: 17950731
Which ODBC driver?  If it's the Oracle provided driver, it's on the Client CD.  If you don't have a copy of the software and the version you want is still supported, you can download it from:

If you are using the Microsoft ODBC driver for Oracle, you'll need to get that from the microsoft site.

Author Comment

ID: 17957333
I re install the client for oracle 9i, and i trying to configure  a listener and a  service name as well with the net configuration asistant, but isnt permite me to do the tasks, when I select the option fot create a local network service, it do nothing, the assistant doesn't work.
any sugesstion for fix that?
thanks a lot

Expert Comment

ID: 17965963

can you post your "regional settings" ?

on the other hand, try to copy TNSNAMES:ORA file from another machine if it is possible.

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