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Error ORA-1034 returned instead of Connect to idle instance (Doc ID 2011188.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
-bash-4.1$ sqlplus system@DEP2

SQL*Plus: Release Production on Fri May 8 19:05:26 2015

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ORA-01034: ORACLE not available
ORA-27101: shared memory realm does not exist


Expect to have the following message when connecting to a RAC instance that's down:

Connected to an idle instance.



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