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Re: Auto Shutdown of Oracle Needs Lock File in /Var/Lock/Subsys



Garris, Nicole wrote:
> This problem is resolved but I'm not clear why/how. I installed Oracle
> Standard 10.2 on Red Hat Advanced Server 4. When rebooting the server,
> automatic startup of Oracle works, but automatic shutdown does not after
> following instructions in Oracle Database Administrator's Reference 10g
> Release 2 for UNIX-Based Operating Systems, section 2.2.2. Turns out
> that the following command(s) have to be added to the Oracle startup
> script /etc/rc.d/init.d/dbora to create a file in /var/lock/subsys.
> 
>  
> 
>        su - $ORA_OWNER -c $ORACLE_HOME
> 
>         touch /var/lock/subsys/dbora
> 
>  
> 
> Can anyone explain to a Linux newbie why the file has to be added to
> that folder and how the Linux start/stop procedure uses it? Thanks!
> 


http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_80_5516.shtm

Regards,
Michael



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