When to use unsupported parameters _corrupt_rollback_segments and others. (Doc ID 1360786.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 28, 2011

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 8.0.6.0 to 11.2.0.2 - Release: 8.0.6 to 11.2
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

There are many documents available on the internet and other electronic source that show the use of
unsupport parameters to open a database. Two of these parameters are _OFFLINE_ROLLBACK_SEGMENTS and
_CORRUPTED_ROLLBACK_SEGMENTS.

What are  _OFFLINE_ROLLBACK_SEGMENTS and  _CORRUPTED_ROLLBACK_SEGMENTS?

 _OFFLINE_ROLLBACK_SEGMENTS is a unsupported init.ora parameter which can allow you to cause logical database corruption.

  _CORRUPTED_ROLLBACK_SEGMENTS is  more dangerous parameter  than _OFFLINE_ROLLBACK_SEGMENTS. It basically prevents access to the  listed rollback segments headers and assumes all transactions in them are committed.  This can very easily cause logical database corruption.


It is imperative that these parameters are not used without contacting
Oracle first.

Solution

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