DBCA Deletes All Files Specified In Template If the Database Creation Has Failed
(Doc ID 1506166.1)
Last updated on FEBRUARY 28, 2019
Applies to:Oracle Database Configuration Assistant - Version 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206 [Release 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 29-DEC-2016***
When creating the database creation scripts using the DBCA in silent mode from a template, if the path for a single datafile does not physically exist, the following error will be logged :
If the DBCA template is referencing a certain datafile and this datafile does not currently exist in the ORACLE_HOME where DBCA is running from, then the following actions will occur:
- the error message : Incorrect variables format. Use <variable_name> format to define variables
- DBCA will delete all datafiles specified in the template
This can occur if you first create a template from an existing database, then the physical structure of the database is changed by dropping a datafile or tablespace, and then you try to create the database creation scripts from this template.
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