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  1. #1
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    Aug 2001
    I just took over this database about 2 weeks ago and it's been a big mess. Any way, I have a quick question, I try to bounce this database but I have no password for INTERNAL when I tried to log in through SVRMGRL. this is Oracle

    I have the password for SYSTEM so I tried to log in as SYSTEM from SVRMGRL and I tried to shutdown the database and it's telling me that Insufficient privileges.

    Please let me know any other way to shutdown this database and startup.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    You can only connect as internal if you are logged on as an administrator in NT or part of the DBA group in Unix.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    I am sorry, but I am not clear. Please help!!!

    so you are saying that I can't connect INTENRAL if I am not an administrator ??? So I need to the admin guy give me the administrator privilege to log in ???

    Please help

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    First of all can you say which OS are you using ? If it is unix, then all u need to do is login as oracle user.
    I'm not sure if you can do much unless you know the sys/internal password when on NT.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Yes Mike,

    If you are running NT, then your logon account must be a system administrator. So you either need the admin logon OR your network administrator can give YOUR username admin priviledges.

    Then connect internal will not ask for a password. (in my experience)

    If you are running on UNIX then like vinit says, logon as Oracle. Or YOUR logon name must be added to the DBA group. Your unix administrator can do this.

    Either way it's your OS user account that doesn't have the privileges you need.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Can someone help me to understand why sometime when I connect INTERNAL@SVRMGRL, it does not ask me for password and sometimes it does ???

    I still have problem with the issue above. please correct me if I am wrong, so if I am logged in windows as a administrator I should log in the database with INTERNAL user with no problem ???

    Please help me understand.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Atlanta, GA
    If you're running on Windows, you can change the Internal password. Here is what you need to do:

    1) get the exact path of the pwd.ora file (i.ewddata.ora)
    2) Using command line, type

    For example:

    orapwd file=e:\oracle\ora81\database\pwddata.ora password=oracle entries=5

    I ran into this problem a week ago while working on a client's database whose DBA did not want to give out the Internal pswd. I found this on Metalink and it took care of the problem.

    Try it yourself. Good luck.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2001

    Can you be a little clear on this, I am confused

    sorry and thanks for your help, what is entries=5 for

    I did try it but it gave me this error

    OPW-00005: File with same name exists - please delete or rename

    Please advise

    [Edited by mike73 on 11-01-2001 at 05:59 PM]

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2001


    first delete the default pwd file and thn recrete it.

    that it.

    you will be able to connect internal

    Saurabh Garg
    OCP 9i

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    First delete the existing file then it will allow u to create the new file.
    entries=5 means atmost u can give 5 users sysdba privileges.
    by default it is only with internal.
    to give the privilge to a user say mike
    create a database use mike . the using internal
    sql> grant sysdba to mike;
    so next time u can log in as
    sqlplus mike/ as sysdba
    then u will be able to startup and shutdown database as mike also
    entries=5 means other than internal any 4other users can be given sysdba privilege
    Amit Tandon

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