My Database is in limbo at the moment and i'm trying to get it shut down properly and restarted. I'm getting the ORA-01033 and from I understand from reading posts..i'm to log in as sys/password as sysdba.
When I do this, sqlplus is returning the error message:
ORA -01031 Insufficient privileges. I've tried several different usernames...but SYS should work as i've used this many many times in the past "as sysdba".
Does anyone know what to do in this case?