RE: database decommission checklist

From: Bobak, Mark <>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 04:00:16 -0400
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Hi Timur,

Excellent point. I don't use either feature that often, and hadn't really considered the difference.


From: Timur Akhmadeev [] Sent: Monday, June 29, 2009 3:34
To: Bobak, Mark;; Subject: RE: database decommission checklist


A database opened with the ALTER DATABASE OPEN READ ONLY command. As their name suggests, read-only databases are for queries only and cannot be modified

You can drop items, such as tables or indexes, from a read-only tablespace, but you cannot create or alter objects in a read-only tablespace.


Timur Akhmadeev

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From: [] On Behalf Of Bobak, Mark Sent: Monday, June 29, 2009 09:02
To:; Subject: RE: database decommission checklist


Can't you just do:

alter tablespace <tablespace_name> read only;

for each of your application tablespaces? That way, it doesn't matter how the database is opened...?


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