Re: it possible to recover drop table in oracle 9i

From: DA Morgan <>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 09:24:57 -0700
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Vladimir M. Zakharychev wrote:
> On May 28, 5:48 pm, ""
> <> wrote:

>> Dear All
>> I have accidently drop a table, Is it possible to recover this table
>> in oracle 9i ?
>> I have no backup
>> and My database is running in archive log mode.
>> Can i recover a table from log file ?
>> Thank you
>> Raj

> Since 9i doesn't have flashback functionality, your only option is to
> perform incomplete recovery (point-in-time recovery) to the time just
> before the drop, export the table and then restore the database (for
> example, from a cold backup taken just before the incomplete
> recovery,) and import the table. This obviously requires a full backup
> taken before the drop which you don't seem to have, so the answer is
> "regrettably no."
> Regards,
> Vladimir M. Zakharychev
> N-Networks, makers of Dynamic PSP(tm)

A very minor clarification. As of 9.0.1 Oracle included the DBMS_FLASHBACK built-in package. But it won't address a dropped table only deleted rows.

Daniel A. Morgan
Oracle Ace Director & Instructor
University of Washington (replace x with u to respond)
Puget Sound Oracle Users Group
Received on Wed May 28 2008 - 11:24:57 CDT

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