I had a slight problem with my backup on my prod. dbase last night which ended when the database would not shut down before doing the cold backup. Looking thru the trace file revealed the line:
SHUTDOWN: waiting for active calls to complete.
I have checked through Metalink and this of course comes down to Oracle awaiting the clean-up of uncommitted transactions and/or the clean-up of existing processes. This is the first time this problem has happened in 18 months. Have others had this problem and what did they do to ensure it didnt happen. Thanks in advance