Re: Is it possible to add existing datafiles to an oracle database?

From: Srinivas Chintamani <>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 19:32:32 +0530
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"which refuses to start"
--> What is the error that you receive on startup?
>>>>> The error it __gave__ was "UNDOTbs1.dbf size X is smaller than Y blocks".

"The crashed database is deleted now and I only have the datafiles of the crashed database somewhere on my filesystem"
--> If I read this carefully you are contradicting yourself here.... not?
>>>>> After trying to get the database to start for about a full day, we just did a file system backup of all the files belonging to the crashed db and later on went on to create a new db with the same name. We couldn't change the name of the db, because a lot of developers were on this crashed db :(


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