How to Manually Delete The Database That Oakcli Cannot Remove

(Doc ID 1910536.1)

Last updated on MAY 16, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.3 and later
Oracle Database Appliance X4-2 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Oracle Database Appliance - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

oakcli fails to delete the database which cannot startup and it has to be removed manually. oakcli fails to create a database with the same name and reports that the database name already exists, even though all the physical files were deleted.

Cause

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