DBA - How to Rename a Datafile with Special Characters Created by Mistake (Doc ID 1554322.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 06, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
* How to rename a datafile with special characters created by mistake

* Also you may get error ORA-01516 when you try to rename it using the normal method

alter database rename file 'old_file_name' to 'new_file_name';

Goal

* How to rename a datafile with special characters created by mistake

* Also you may get error ORA-01516 when you try to rename it using the normal method

alter database rename file <old_file_name>   to <new_file_name> ;

Solution

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