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Cloning Database failed

From: Miller, Jay <>
Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2001 07:35:48 -0700
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I went to replace my QC database from production yesterday (we do this about once a month) and discovered that there wasn't enough room in one of the filesystems to copy all the hot backup files. No problem I thought, I just copied one of the larger files to a different filesystem, mounted the database, and renamed to file to point to the new location. I then did my recovery, but when I tried to do ALTER DATABASE OPEN RESETLOGS I got ORA-01113: file 1 needs media recovery

ORA-01110: data file 1: '/data1/nyccp/systnyccp.dbf'

I tried applying more archive logs, eventually applying over 10 hours worth. Still got the error. I redid it this morning in case I had copied the wrong file somewhere, but once again...

I'm now assuming that the problem was caused by my having renamed the file. Can anyone confirm or deny this and give me a suggestion on how to resolve the issue? I'm considering rebuilding the control file without an index tablespace to free up space but now I'm afraid that I'll get the same error.

It's not a high priority since my SA just called to let me know he was able to find a few extra Meg for the filesystem (I was only short a frustrating 300K), but I'd still like to know what the problem was and any suggestions
(in case it happens again in the future).

Oracle, Solaris 2.5.1  

Jay Miller

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Received on Fri Sep 07 2001 - 09:35:48 CDT

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