Re: Can datafile be resized while instance is open?

From: John Hurley <>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 16:30:24 -0700 (PDT)
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# Hi, I am a newbie administrator.

Hey Dean I am an old grumpy DBA.

Sure you can "probably" safely grow and resize datafiles while the database is up especially with more recent versions of Oracle.

# If not, what would be the proper procedures to take before executing
the alter sqls?

Do you have backups in place? Do you have a tried and proven recovery strategy?

While you are learning and trying things first point is to do your learning and experimenting on a test system. Received on Fri Apr 15 2011 - 18:30:24 CDT

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