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Determining SID [message #173663] Tue, 23 May 2006 18:03 Go to next message
clintonf
Messages: 82
Registered: May 2006
Member
Hi everyone,

How can I determine the SID for an instance?

I have consulted my tnsnames.ora file to check but the file does not contain this information:

BOO.FOO.LOCAL =
(DESCRIPTION =
(ADDRESS_LIST =
(ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = Database)(PORT = 1521))
)
(CONNECT_DATA =
(SERVER = DEDICATED)
(SERVICE_NAME = BOO.Database.FOO.local)
)
)


The examples that I have seen on the net places the SID in the CONNECT_DATA section. You can see that it's not present. This suggest to me that my database instance was never created with and SID.

How would I access programs like oradim then? Would I use the part of the SERVICE_NAME (ie. BOO) as the SID?

Thanks for your help.
Re: Determining SID [message #173723 is a reply to message #173663] Wed, 24 May 2006 03:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Frank Naude
Messages: 4570
Registered: April 1998
Senior Member
All instances MUST have a SID. A service, on the other hand, may consist of one or more instances, and may even have multiple service per instance.

To see the instance and service names:

SQL> SELECT instance_name, instance_role FROM gv$instance;

INSTANCE_NAME    INSTANCE_ROLE
---------------- ------------------
o102             PRIMARY_INSTANCE


SQL> SELECT name, network_name FROM gv$services;

NAME                           NETWORK_NAME
------------------------------ ------------------------------
o102XDB                        o102XDB
o102                           o102
SYS$BACKGROUND
SYS$USERS
Re: Determining SID [message #173827 is a reply to message #173723] Wed, 24 May 2006 12:41 Go to previous message
clintonf
Messages: 82
Registered: May 2006
Member
Thanks for that.

I tried out what you suggested but had a problem with the second query:

SQL> SELECT instance_name, instance_role FROM gv$instance;

INSTANCE_NAME    INSTANCE_ROLE
---------------- ------------------
testclint        PRIMARY_INSTANCE

SQL> SELECT name, network_name FROM gv$services;
SELECT name, network_name FROM gv$services
                               *
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-00942: table or view does not exist

SQL>

Any suggestions about what's going on here?

From those two queries - assuming they both work - which would be the SID: the network_name?

Thanks again for your help!
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