Re: rename a database

From: Jared Still <>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 12:21:14 -0700
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On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 11:57 AM, <> wrote:

> I need to rename an existing database (10.2.3). In the past (about 10 years
> ago and oracle 7) I was able to take the create controlfile command
> (via alter database rebuild controlfile to trace), replace the filesystem
> name and the database name with a new instance name, rename
> all the filesystems accordingly, execute the create controlfile command and
> be done.
> As I said I have not done it in about 10 years. Can this still be done like
> that? Am I missing anything?

It still works.

Look at the docs for 'alter database backup controlfile to trace'

You can also specify the filename to send it to, as well as a few other options.

Jared Still
Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist

Received on Mon May 19 2008 - 14:21:14 CDT

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