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Release 2 ( for Solaris Operating System (SPARC 64-Bit)

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A How to Stop Processes in an Existing Oracle Real Application Clusters Database

This appendix describes how to stop all processes in an Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) database, in preparation for installing Database Vault.


Before you make any changes to the Oracle software, Oracle recommends that you create a backup of the Oracle Database installation.

Shut down the following Oracle Database services before modifying the Oracle Database software:


You must perform these steps in the order listed.
  1. Shut down all Oracle RAC instances on all nodes. To shut down all Oracle RAC instances for a database, enter the following command, where db_name is the name of the database:

    $ oracle_home/bin/srvctl stop database -d db_name -c "SYS/password AS SYSDBA"
  2. Stop all node applications on all nodes. To stop node applications running on a node, enter the following command, where node is the name of the node where the applications are running:

    $ oracle_home/bin/srvctl stop nodeapps -n node -c "SYS/password AS SYSDBA"