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Re: Removing datafiles

From: Jack van Zanen <>
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2000 14:55:16 +0100
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You can drop the tablespace and than recreate them with the reuse option or remove them manually from the OS

Oracle has no command AFAIK that drops datafiles on OS level


"Weerd de E.C. Kirsten" <> on 07/26/2000 10:16:11 AM

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Hi all,

Yeah yeah, I should know this, but I'm just out of a two weeks 'Forget it all'-vacation, and I simply can't remember and don't have the necessary docs to find it.

There are several tablespaces that I want to export, drop everything and recreate with an import.

Dropping everything is very easy using : Drop User ... cascade ; When the datafiles are empty, I want to remove them so that I can replace and resize them more appropriately.

Is it as simple is I think it is : Alter Tablespace ... Remove datafile '...' ;

Thanx for your attention!



Author: Weerd de E.C. Kirsten

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