I am running Fedora 11 with an Oracle 11g database installed. I came to check on it and found out that the oracle service had stopped.
I also have a script that gets run by cron every minute. I noticed that the last entry in the log /var/log/cron was March 24 at 4:26. Which was really close (not exactly to the second but within a few minutes) of the last log entry in the database translator logs (the database was processing data and it outputs a log).
I rebooted the machine and cron started running again, but I can't get the oracle service to start again. Normally it runs at startup, but if I need to run it or check it, I use
/sbin/service oracle restart
Is there another log that I could look at to see what would be the cause of the stoppage?
Any suggestions on how to get the oracle service started again?
What further details would be helpful to post here for a better description of the problem?
Thanks to anyone who can help.