ora -01033

Hey I am getting ora -01033: oracle initialization or shutdown in progress. How do I resolve this issue. I really appreciate your help. Thanks in advance
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
Error message should be self explanatory.

The database either isn't up/open or is in the process of being shut down.

Check the alert log to see which one is accurate and correct the issue.

If you have waited for long enough and if this is not a production server, restarting a physical box where DB server is installed should help.

But if this is a production server, this is not receommended.
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hussainkhan22Author Commented:
If it is a production box than what should I do. I really appreciate your help. thanks in advance
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
Make sure the database is up and running.  If it isn't, check the alert log.

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Login through enterprise manager console as Sys user and you will see alerts on the landing page itself.

You need to have the console service running. OracleDBConsole<ServiceName>.

Go to start menu->Programs-->Oracle Home--> "Database Control - <Servicename>"

This should help you with it...

Let me know if you need more details.

Jaimin Soni

PS: This is inline with what slightwv has suggested, but its theough UI.
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