How to Deal with an ORA-01033 'Oracle startup or shutdown in progress' Error (Doc ID 343031.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 06, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 8.1.7.4 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 8.1.7 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 02-Sep-2016***

Goal

What to do when database clients are receiving an ORA-01033 'Oracle startup or shutdown in progress' when they are attempting to connect to a database that should be open and available to them?

Solution

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