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Re: Recovering WITHOUT tablespaces - 2001-08-16

From: Jared Still <>
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 07:55:30 -0700
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SYSTEM objects don't matter, but I wonder how the SYS objects ended up in the TOOLS tablespace.

Audit tables perhaps?


On Tuesday 21 August 2001 09:16, Kumanan Balasundaram wrote:
> I was bitten but this badly and thanks to all those people who
> helped me. This may some of you, so I'm posting it.
> Scenario:
> I wanted to extract one table as of a time the previous day. So I decided
> to recover to the closest time as possible before the unwanted change
> was made.
> This meant that I only wanted two application tablespaces (data and
> index) out of many.
> As I was told its possible, I assumed it would be OK if I went with the
> basics - system TS data files, RBS (3 out of 4 files), the datafiles of the
> application TS's and even member of each redo-logs group .
> I recreated the control file, did the recovery to the point in time and
> opened it.
> Now when I did a select on any object, I was hit with the following:
> ORA-00604: error occurred at recursive SQL level 1
> ORA-00376: file 2 cannot be read at this time
> ORA-01111: name for data file 2 is unknown - rename to correct file
> ORA-01110: data file 2: '/emc/vol1/oracle/product/8.1.6/dbs/MISSING00002'
> I tried recovering again with all the RBS files as the last one also had
> online
> public rollback segments.
> That also didn't help and file2 was constantly being a pain - checking
> dba_data_files showed that it was belonging to the TOOLS tablespace.
> On closer examination I discovered it had 237 SYS and SYSTEM
> objects.
> Another DBA must have loaded these objects in TOOLS t/s.
> Recovering DB with tools and the other essentials resolved the problem.
> So, watch out for this in the future.
> Kumanan Balasundaram
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