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RE: Cloning Problems

From: Post, Ethan <>
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 12:33:25 -0800
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Yeah Ed, your right, when renaming I think RESETLOGS is mandatory. If you see my post referencing the stuff from Tom Kyte you will see the most likely cause. I just wanted to be sure I wasn't losing my mind. I am sure of all the things you mentioned. Another DBA did the copies and I trust him 100%. Thanks for the help.

Ethan Post
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Sent: Monday, July 29, 2002 2:39 PM
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Your first line of the trace file is the same as mine when I clone from cold backups.
I also always do clean shutdown normal before cold backup but I think you should be okay with shutdown immediate too (IMHO). I think if you are renaming the cloned database then the RESETLOGS option is required.

You said the database was shut down IMMEDIATE and you had no control over this.

Did someone else shutdown and do the backup for you?

Don't forget to check the obvious.
Are you sure the backup was completely closed (not rolling back) before the backup began? (You're used to hot files) Are you sure the database was not restarted before the backup completed? Are you sure you copied ALL files to your cloned database? (I copy everything, then delete control files, then create controlfiles) Take a quick check on the timestamps on the files you backed up. See if there are any time differences that jump out at you.

Good luck,


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