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    Hi,

    Could someone suggest any d/b related things that need to be taken care of prior to performing cold backup? Such as logging off users etc ...
    Thanks in advance

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    If you mean Cold Backkup, the database should be close, sure, all connections will be disconnected.

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    Under Windows after db shutdown, I stop the OracleServiceMYSID (and the Listener) too. Under circumstances I haven't figured yet, there can be OS locks on the db files.

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    Originally posted by DaPi
    Under Windows after db shutdown, I stop the OracleServiceMYSID (and the Listener) too. Under circumstances I haven't figured yet, there can be OS locks on the db files.
    Huh? For a cold backup - why do you bother shutting down the service and listener after the database is down? What specific issues prompted you to do this? You initiated a backup, and it skipped files because file descriptors were open on a closed database?!

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    Originally posted by Axr2
    You initiated a backup, and it skipped files because file descriptors were open on a closed database?!
    Yup! Arcserve.

    (I know stopping the listener is probably not needed - I stopped all Oracle services, it worked and I never got round to reducing it to a minimum).

    P.S. I've had similar trouble with dropping a TS under Windows: couldn't delete the underlying files until I shutdown the db & stopped the service.

    At least it saves the howls of anguish that you see here from the UNIX types who have accidentally deleted a file in use!
    Last edited by DaPi; 08-05-2004 at 04:16 AM.

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