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Old 07-06-2013
Startup and shutdown script

Hi all,

I'm writing a script to stop & start oracle:

su - oracle -c "sqlplus / as sysdba" -c "shutdown immediate">> ${log} 2>&1

The {log} refers to the log file. The part in bold gives error:
/usr/sbin/shutdown:  Only root can run /usr/sbin/shutdown

Pls suggest how to correct this.


Last edited by Scrutinizer; 07-06-2013 at 04:29 AM.. Reason: code tags
# 2  
Old 07-06-2013
You are running the shutdown in shell context i.e. trying to shutdown the system!
Try to nest two types of quotes
su - oracle -c "sqlplus / as sysdba -c 'shutdown immediate' " >> ${log} 2>&1

# 3  
Old 07-06-2013

I tried your suggestion but still doesn't work.

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Old 07-06-2013
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Old 07-06-2013
According to the article this should work
su - oracle -c "echo 'shutdown immediate' | sqlplus '/ as sysdba' " >> ${log} 2>&1

If sqlplus takes -c instead of stdin, this should work, too
su - oracle -c "sqlplus '/ as sysdba' -c 'shutdown immediate' " >> ${log} 2>&1

# 6  
Old 07-06-2013
Hi all,

Thanks for your help.

Below has worked for me:
su - oracle -c "echo 'shutdown immediate' | sqlplus '/ as sysdba' " >> ${log} 2>&1

The 2nd one didn't work but ok 1st one has worked.

Thanks & regards.

Last edited by Franklin52; 07-06-2013 at 04:29 PM.. Reason: Please use code tags
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