I have a Problem with my HP B132L-Workstation, running HP-UX 10.20 and Oracle 7.x. An application, which is based on the Oracle database won't start any more with the Error Message:
Cannot connect to Database Oracle Error -1033.
My first guess was, that the Harddisk is defective, or the Database is somehow corrupt. Against this theory speaks, that the System is normally booting, and the filesystem looks OK. (I checked with bdf).
Now what I could probably do, is to buy a new Harddisk, and install all the applications again, but I would loose all the data inside the Database.
Therefore before taking such a drastic measure, I would like to make sure, that the Harddisk is really defective.
- is there a way, to check the Harddisk? I heard of fsck. Can this be done safely on a mounted Filesystem?
- is there a way, to repair the Database?
Please help !!!