Connections to NOMOUNT/MOUNTED or RESTRICTED Databases Fail (Doc ID 362656.1)

Last updated on MAY 23, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version 11.1.0.6 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 11.1 to 11.2]
Oracle Net Services - Version 12.1.0.2 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 12.1]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 14-OCT-2013***

Symptoms

Connecting to the database via the TNS Listener fails with ORA-1033, ORA-12528, ORA-12526, ORA-12527.

C:\>sqlplus system/oracle@net-service-name
SQL*Plus: Release 10.2.0.1.0 - Production on Tue Feb 19 11:54:58 2008
Copyright (c) 1982, 2005, Oracle. All rights reserved.

ERROR:
ORA-01033: ORACLE initialization or shutdown in progress

 

C:\>sqlplus system/oracle@net-service-name
SQL*Plus: Release 10.2.0.1.0 - Production on Tue Feb 19 12:44:49 2008

Copyright (c) 1982, 2005, Oracle. All rights reserved.

ERROR:
ORA-12528: TNS:listener: all appropriate instances are blocking new connections

Changes

The database was started using the nomount, mount or restricted mode. (e.g. the DB admin executed "STARTUP NOMOUNT" or "STARTUP MOUNT" or "STARTUP RESTRICT"  in an idle instance)

Cause

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