What does quiescing mean in the following context?
Quiescing a Database
“Quiescing a Database” refers to:
Occasionally you might want to put a database in a state that allows only DBA transactions, queries, fetches, or PL/SQL statements. Such a state is referred to as a quiesced state, in the sense that no ongoing non-DBA transactions, queries, fetches, or PL/SQL statements are running in the system.
“Quiescing” is basically the action of putting the database into a quiesced state
Yes, “quiescing” is a valid word, as can be seen in this Wiktionary article:
quiesce (third-person singular simple present quiesces, present participle quiescing, simple past and past participle quiesced)
Nota Bene: Emphasis added