Hmmm, I always do in this order
1. > sqlplus /nolog
2. >> connect as sysdba
3. >> startup
... and had no problems.
Of course, proper setting (SID) of env. variable ORACLE_SID is required.(!)
> Hi all,
> I have been dealing with a problem of starting oracle. Whenever, I issue
> dbstart or rman I get the following error message:
> bash-2.05$ ./sqlplus /nolog
> SQL*Plus: Release 10.1.0.2.0 - Production on Wed May 3 12:42:58 2006
> Copyright (c) 1982, 2004, Oracle. All rights reserved.
> SQL> startup
: TNS:could not resolve the connect identifier specified
> The same error appears when I try using RMAN.
> If I do tnsping it passes fine without any problems. Also, the listener
> starts without any issues.
> I welcome suggestions dealing with this issue.
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