How to Automate Startup/Shutdown of Oracle Database on Linux

There are already good sample scripts for automating database startup and shutdown (i.e. check Tim Hall’s or read MOS [ID 222813.1]), but I wanted to create a wizard to generate “dbora” script according to your inputs. So here it is:

This script uses dbstart/dbshut scripts of Oracle. If dbstart/dbshut scripts return the error: “Test: Argument Expected”, you should replace the value #!/bin/sh with the value #!/bin/bash in the first line of dbstart/dbshut files (MOS [ID 369923.1]).

I have also create a wizard to generate shell profile files:

I hope you find them useful. Feel free to post your feedback and suggestions here.

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