Re: Is this a CAREER-ENDING mistake ? Accidently ran catalog.sql

From: Chuck Whealton <>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2008 18:33:55 -0700 (PDT)
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On Aug 6, 8:54 pm, Richard <> wrote:
> Platform 9i on solaris.
> EXP(ort) was not functioning correctly so I ran catexp.sql as sys.
> Still had some minor problem, at this point I ran CATALOG.sql because
> some notes seem to suggest CATALOG.sql calls catexp.sql so why not run
> the whole thing. Only to find it is a NO-NO against an existing db.
> When I ran it it errors out with tons of display so I ctrl-C out of it
> and check what catalog.sql does and got the shattering news that it
> rebuilds the data dictionary, ok if you are building new db not
> existing one.
> I can still connect to the db but can't do much else. Says invalid pl/
> sql packages when doing simple select * from dba_users, I was afraid
> to even look at the output. Please help !

Richard, did you backup the database first?

Charles R. Whealton
Charles Whealton @ Received on Wed Aug 06 2008 - 20:33:55 CDT

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