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 Starting and Stopping Oracle on Windows with oradim

The dbstart and dbstop shell scripts do not exist on Windows platforms. Consequently Oracle database startup and shutdown is implemented completely differently. The oradim utility provides more than just the ability to start and stop Windows databases. Windows oradim can create and edit databases. It also allows DBAs to configure script-based installation mechanisms.


The oradim utility is used on the Windows platform to perform these tasks.

C:\oracle9i\bin\oradim -startup -sid ORCL92 –usrpwd manager
-starttype SRVC,INST -pfile C:\oracle9i\admin\ORCL92\pfile\init.ora

  • startup – Indicates that the specified instance should be started.
  • sid – The SID of the database to start.
  • usrpwd – The password for the database user.
  • starttype – Specifies whether to start the instance, the service, or both


The following command can be used to shutdown the instance with oradim:

C:\oracle9i\bin\oradim -shutdown -sid ORCL92 -shutttype SRVC,INST –shutmode A

Notice that no password is needed to perform this task.

The shuttype parameter specifies what is to be stopped – the service (SRVC), the instance (INST), or both (SRVC, INST). The shutmode specifies the method that should perform the shutdown – (A)bort, (I)mmediate, or (N)ormal.

Each operation, regardless of success, is logged in the oradim log file.

For a reference of all oradim commands, use the oradim scripts here.

oradim script download 




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