How to resolve ORA-01014 Error Message in Oracle database

Learn the purpose and how to resolve the ORA-01014 error message in Oracle.

Description

When you come upon an ORA-01014 error, the following error message will appear:

ORA-01014: Oracle shutdown in progress

Cause

You tried to join to Oracle, however a shutdown is in progress. Users can no longer log into Oracle whilst it is being shutdown.

Resolution

The option(s) to resolve this Oracle error are:

Option #1

Wait till Oracle is lower back up and then try logging in again.