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RE: Renaming tablespace by updating SYS.TS$

From: Mercadante, Thomas F <>
Date: Fri, 09 May 2003 07:52:16 -0800
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I have just the obvious observations.

It's not supported. If the DB get's hosed, OWS will not help you. Just because it works in the release you are currently running, it may not work in a future release - you may migrate your database to a new Oracle release, perform your magic, and the DB may just hose itself. Testing this process in itself becomes another "task" that you, as the DBA, must perform prior to migrating to a new Oracle release.

I would investigate the "proper" way of doing this. It sounds like you are simply updating a tablespace once a week. What's wrong with dropping the tablespace in the target database and transporting the TS from source to target, rather than what you are doing? At least you would not be messing with system tables.

Sooner or later, this will come back and bite you.

Just my opinion. I wouldn't do it.

Tom Mercadante
Oracle Certified Professional

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 10:32 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L

We are doing this to make our transportable tablespace process simpler. We import the transported tablespace. Drop the old one. Rename the new one.

Anyone else do this? Any pitfuls other than the shock and awe of us touching TS$? I know its not supported.

For those of you who hate this idea, they've been doing it since before I got here. Just looking for outside opinions on this.

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Author: Mercadante, Thomas F

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