Starting or stopping an autonomous database
The first important topic to discuss is how to start and stop the autonomous database. The start and stop actions can be performed via the OCI portal, the OCI Command-Line Interface (OCI CLI), or a REST API:
- OCI portal: As shown in Figure 6.2, on the autonomous database overview page we can find the More Actions button. If we click on that, we will see many options, such as Start or Stop (depending on the current database status), as shown in Figure 6.3. We can also see the database workload type, which is ATP. If the database is stopped, then the letters ATP will have an orange background. Click the Start button to start the database.
Figure 6.3 – Start the autonomous database
Figure 6.4 – Autonomous database details