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RE: What is the point to use "alter database rename file" command

From: Hately Mike <>
Date: Tue, 09 Jul 2002 06:33:38 -0800
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I was rebuilding control files in version 6 when it was undocumented. I think that the documentation caught up in version 7. I developed a healthy respect for the command in those early days, hence I'm reluctant now (as are you) to use it as a cure-all.  

Mike Hately

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Sent: 09 July 2002 15:18
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You have to remember that some of these commands have been around for awhile. The "Alter database" command was the *only* way we could move data files in earlier versions of Oracle. Rebuilding new control files was only introduced just recently (in 8.0 I believe).  

I still would not rebuild a control file just to move a data file to a new location. Some of us old codgers are superstitious about these "new-fangled-ways"!  

Hope this helps  

Tom Mercadante
Oracle Certified Professional

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Sent: Tuesday, July 09, 2002 8:48 AM
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Hi list,
What is the point to use "alter database rename file" command to move datafile? as we will need to update controle file anyway. So why not do the following directly to move datafile:

So what is the point of "alter database rename file" command?

Thanks in advance.

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