How to resolve ORA-01089 Error Message in Oracle database

Learn the cause and how to get to the bottom of the ORA-01089 error message in Oracle.

Description

When you stumble upon an ORA-01089 error, the following error message will appear:

ORA-01089: instant shutdown in growth – no operations are approved

Cause

Your DBA has initiated the SHUTDOWN IMMEDIATE command. This will shutdown Oracle and terminate all energetic operations.

Resolution

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

Option #1

Wait until Oracle has been restarted by your DBA.