Monthly Archives: April 2010

When Oracle dbstart/dbshut does not do anything

If like me you are surprised by the fact that dbstart or dbshut does not do anything when launching it, just make sure to edit the /etc/oratab and have the last char as Y and not N. Like if it is like this :

orcl:/u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/dbhome_1:N

change it to this :

orcl:/u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/dbhome_1:Y