Connecting AS SYSDBA results in "Connected to idle instance", yet the database is OPEN

(Doc ID 728895.1)

Last updated on JULY 01, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 01-Jul-2016***


-- Problem Statement:
On in Production:
When attempting to connect AS SYSDBA to an open Oracle database,
the following message is received:

Connected to an idle instance.

However, the database was indeed up, running, and open.


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