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ORA-01033 is Thrown When Connecting to the Database Via Scan Listener (Doc ID 1446132.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 24, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version to [Release 11.2 to 12.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Connections to the RAC database instance via listener fails with following error:

ORA-01033: ORACLE initialization or shutdown in progress
The instance is up and running.
The issue is reported only when SCAN name is used in the TNS entry in tnsnames.ora.


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