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UNIX: Renaming Database Files on Unix (Doc ID 10662.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 24, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Generic UNIX



  This document describes how to rename a database file on any UNIX machine.



  This article can be used by DBAs renaming database files on all 
  versions of Oracle.
  Note: if there are large number of updates needed, it might be easier to
        recreate the controlfile which allows the relocating of files.
        See Note:1012929.6 HOW TO RECREATE THE CONTROL FILE


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