How To Connect Using A Sqlplus Preliminary Connection

(Doc ID 986640.1)

Last updated on JULY 21, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 10.2 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 21-Jul-2017***


Goal

Show a way to connect to a database through Sqlplus when all other connection methods are hanging. Using a Sqlplus preliminary connection you will be able to connect to the database since no session is actually created, but you will have limited access to the SGA.  This will help in capturing diagnostic information like a systemstate dump to aid in problem resolution.

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