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Chapter 37. Starting and Shutting down the Oracle9i Database

This chapter shows two separate ways to start and shut down an Oracle9i Database; Using SQLplus and using the ORACLE_HOME binaries.

37.1. sqlplus


In Oracle9i svrmgrl is no longer supported, however, you can now do everything with sqlplus so nothing is lost.
To start up the database, run the following commands:
oracle$ sqlplus /nolog
SQL> connect / as sysdba
SQL> startup
The slash connects you to the schema owned by SYS. So in this example you will be connected to the schema owned by SYS with the privilege SYSDBA. SYSDBA gives you the following privileges:
  • sysoper privileges WITH ADMIN OPTION
  • create databases
  • recover one or more databases to a point