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Re: Corrupted dbf file... help!!

From: Anurag Varma <>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 05:23:31 -0700
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On Sep 13, 5:50 pm, Noons <> wrote:
> On Sep 14, 1:10 am, Anurag Varma <> wrote:
> > Going back to your original suggestion, running strings on a
> > controlfile
> > might not actually show the datafiles that are being used by the
> > database.
> > I tried your suggestion on an active database I have and strings
> > showed
> > me datafiles belonging to tablespaces that had been dropped many
> > months back.
> Yup, that could indeed be the case.
> Let me ask you a question:
> do you know for sure the OP would have done that
> level of manipulation to this database? Kinda hard
> to believe, when the diff between "ax5" and
> "ax5.old" is hard to grasp to begin with, eh?
> > That leads me to believe that the output of strings *might* confuse
> > the OP
> > more than helping him/her.
> How do we know that is the case in this instance?
> It's obvious this is a very simple, basic database, \
> I actually suspect it's never had anything
> added or dropped. Otherwise the dba would know
> for sure what to do.
> So please, can we drop the wild "what if" speculation
> and concentrate on the ACTUAL environment?
> Otherwise pretty soon we're gonna be covering
> the subtleties of doing a strings on a RAC database
> with ASM over a NFS connection to a USB-key based
> storage after 12 years of operation in a partitioned
> DW environment.
> Or something...
> Which has NOTHING to do with the case
> in question, means absolutely nothing in the context
> of the OP and will only terminally confuse any noobs
> unfortunate enough to be listening in?
> Why is it so hard to accept that there are
> processes easier and faster and safer
> done with a simple, well defined and
> documented OS command? Unlike the
> stupid and demented insinuation that it is
> somehow some form of "trickery"?
> Of course some subscribe to the notion
> that when using Oracle, the only thing that
> one should touch and think and breathe
> is Oracle. Deranged, but possible.,..


Point taken. I just wanted to point out the extra information that the strings command can spew out.
Apart from that, I agree with your point/reply.

Thanks and regards,
Anurag Received on Fri Sep 14 2007 - 07:23:31 CDT

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