Error Messages in the Messages File

Hi,

I have been using Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.3 (Tikanga). Oracle database working on the this server.

I see some error messages in the /var/log/messages.

What is the reason of this messages? Why i am getting this messages?


#tail -f /var/log/messages

Apr 29 10:34:09 oracledb1 last message repeated 6 times
Apr 29 10:34:09 oracledb1 logger: Warning: Database instance "EXPRESS" already  started.
Apr 29 10:34:09 oracledb1 logger: Warning: Database instance "EXPRESS" possibly left running when system went down (system crash?).
Apr 29 10:34:09 oracledb1 logger: Action: Notify Database Administrator.
Apr 29 10:34:09 oracledb1 kernel: EXT3-fs error (device dm-13): ext3_lookup: unlinked inode 3047518 in dir #902530
Apr 29 10:34:09 oracledb1 kernel: EXT3-fs error (device dm-13): ext3_lookup: unlinked inode 3047518 in dir #902530
yozuzeybekAsked:
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ygouthamCommented:
probably a bad sector in the hard disk

you might have to run

fsck

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jakethecatukCommented:
expanding on what ygoutham posted, here is a couple of things to do.

1. take a full backup of the DB and verify that it's a good backup
2. take the DB offline
3. then run FSCK on the DB drive.
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
Looks to me like something tried to run dbstart more than once.

Check the startup scripts to see if they might be linked to dbstart in multiple directories.

My UNIX is old and rusty so I probably can't be help on exactly what rc.d directories they should be in.
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yozuzeybekAuthor Commented:
Thanks
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