I am running Oracle8 on Sun Solaris 2.51. My cold backup is giving me some problems. The process itself runs fine, but when the database is brought back up, I start getting core dumps for any kind of sql statement that is ran against the database. You can login to the database but you can not run any sql statements. If I shutdown the database and bring it back up...it's fine. I can not figure what causes this problem. I have checked the listener to make sure it is correct. The whole process is run through a cron job. Could this have anything to do with it? Roots owns the crontab entry and is the owner who runs it.