To shut down the target database without exiting RMAN. This command is equivalent to using the SQL*Plus
See Also:Oracle Database Administrator's Guide for information on how to start up and shut down a database, and SQL*Plus User's Guide and Reference for
You cannot use the RMAN
SHUTDOWN command to shut down the recovery catalog database. To shut down this database, start a SQL*Plus session and issue a
IMMEDIATE options all perform a clean close of the database. The
ABORT option does not cleanly close the database; the database will perform instance recovery at startup.
If the database operates in
NOARCHIVELOG mode, then you must shut down the database cleanly and then issue a STARTUP
MOUNT before a making a backup.
||Shuts down the target instance, with the following consequences:
||Shuts down the target database immediately, with the following consequences:
||Shuts down the database with normal priority (default option), which means:
||Shuts down the target database while minimizing interruption to clients, with the following consequences:
SHUTDOWN IMMEDIATE; STARTUP MOUNT;
STARTUP FORCE DBA; SHUTDOWN IMMEDIATE; STARTUP MOUNT; # executing the preceding commands ensures that database is in proper state # for NOARCHIVELOG backups BACKUP COPIES 2 DATABASE; ALTER DATABASE OPEN;