Re: How to restore to a different database name

From: Michael Austin <>
Date: Sat, 09 May 2009 18:34:06 -0500
Message-ID: <WnoNl.22006$>

Topher wrote:
> In my development environment, I have two machines, each of which has
> a database called "C1" (that's the value we use for the SID and all
> those other things that identify the DB).
> I need to replicate one of these databases that's on the first machine
> onto the second machine, without overwriting what I already am calling
> "C1" on the second machine. I want to call the new copy "C2".
> I used expdp to create a full database dump of C1 on the first
> machine. On the second machine, I used dbca to create C2, and set my
> shell's environment variables to refer to that.
> I thought that when I used impdp it would import into C2. But no, it
> complained about all these problems creating things in C1.
> So I tried impdp with the "remap_datafile=C1:C2" option, but that
> doesn't seem to fix it.
> Can anyone help me here? Thanks.

please do not multi-post - use cross-post instead. I you are unfamiliar with these terms use google to find the difference. Received on Sat May 09 2009 - 18:34:06 CDT

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