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Example Dbora script.      

To call the above scripts, entries are needed in the appropriate init.d or rc.d directories corresponding to the run level at which Oracle needs to be stopped or started. Usually start in levels 2, 3, and 4, and shut down in 0 and 6.     

To accomplish this, you will place links from the rc2.d, rc3.d, rc4.d, rc0.d, and rc6.d subdirectories to the Dbora script. The links are usually of the form SnDbora or KnDbora, where n is an integer corresponding to the order of other start or stop calls are present: S means start the database, K means kill it. Typically, you will want an S99Dbora entry in levels 2, 3, and 4 directories, and a K01Dbora entry in levels 0 and 6. The commands lsnrctl, dbstart, and dbshut may have to be full-path’ed depending on your environment. The startup links are formed with these commands:

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One the script Dbora is in place and the links have been created on Linux, you must run the insserv command to tell the various configuration scripts where the Dbora file is located. The insserv command is available from the root user.      

If you get an error on Linux such as:

        /etc/init.d/Dbora: bad interpreter: Permission denied,

this indicates that the program was written in a Windows environment and was not properly converted to UNIX format. I suggest getting a program called dos2unix; at the time of this writing it was available at Also, be sure you have the proper execute privileges set on the scripts.

Manual Startup      

On all systems, manual startup is accomplished via the supplied scripts, through the SVRMGR, or, in the later Oracle8i and Oracle9i releases, through the SQLPLUS program. To start up a database using SVRMGR or SQLPLUS, use the following procedure. The command used is STARTUP; its format follows.

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