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Do NOT Delete Data Files at the OS Level in a Multitenant Database before Dropping a PDB (Doc ID 2406001.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 13, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

You cannot drop a PDB, and may not be able to open or close it.  Opening it may crash the CDB.   You are getting a variety of errors, which may include any (or many) of the following:

Cause

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