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ORA-01089: immediate shutdown in progress-no operations are permitted tips

Oracle Error Tips by Donald Burleson(S. Karam)


The Oracle docs note this on the ora-01089 error:

ORA-01089: immediate shutdown in progress - no operations are permitted
Cause: The SHUTDOWN IMMEDIATE command was used to shut down a running ORACLE instance, so your operations have been terminated.

Action: Wait for the instance to be restarted, or contact your DBA.

ORA-01089 occurs when all Oracle operation have been terminated.  This means someone (likely your DBA) has used the SHUTDOWN IMMEDIATE command to shut down an Oracle instance.  You will need for your DBA to restart the instance in order to resolve ORA-01089. 

If you are unsure of the source of ORA-01089, you may want to peek into your alertlog ($ORACLE_BASE/admin/<yoursid>/bdump/alert_<yoursid>.log).  Here, you might find other errors which may be related to ORA-01089.



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