Login to Oracle as sysdba in one command

Posted November 13, 2003 by jshcenck in Oracle

Log into the database via sqlplus with sysdba priv’s with a single command. This can be setup with an alias, if you’d like

1. Log into the server as the oracle user and ensure you have the effective group of the appropriate DBA group. Typical unix installations have the OS user as ‘oracle’ and the dba group as ‘dba’ (not to be confused with the ‘oinstall’ group).

2. Check your account with the unix ‘id’ command. Make sure your environment variables are set to the appropriate database:

$ id
uid=510(oracle) gid=500(dba)
$ env | grep ORA

3. connect to the database

$ sqlplus "/ as sysdba"

4. that’s it! be *very* careful!

you might want to make sure you are really in the instance you expect

SQL> select name from v$database;

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  • alex

    on 10g you can log in with:

    sqlplus / as sysdba

  • Eziafa

    I just started using oracle in Nigeria and we are not yet connected to the world grid. I do not know if I will make it here or go abroad to study it.

  • Anonymous

    my scott/tiger is not working…how can i login in oracle 8i?

    • Anonymous

      hello u first get connected with sysdba
      conn/as sysdba;
      alter user scott identified by password;
      it wil work fine then