RE: orapwd

From: John Hallas <>
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2008 12:35:07 +0100
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You should restart the database after creating a orapwd file.

Oracle may still have a pointer in to the old file which was 'damaged' and therefore not be picking the new one up.  

I was going to suggest using the lsof command to see open files but the orapwd is not actually open during normal usage

[] On Behalf Of Sanjay Mishra Sent: 01 June 2008 22:45
Subject: orapwd  

The problem is for Window platform. If somebody damaged the Password file and if I recreate it while Database is running, then is it going to work or I need to stop and restart the database. I had remote_passwor....... parameter is EXCLUSIVE but can't see any entry in v$pwfile_users. THis is the reason Backup cannot be scheduled thru Oracle Management Console as it is failing with insufficient priviliges. It is now allowing to add any new users with SYSDBA privieges.  

TIA Sanjay  

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