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How to rename an Oracle 9.2 database on Alpha OpenVMS (Doc ID 405788.1)

Last updated on APRIL 14, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 9.2]
HP OpenVMS Alpha
Digital Alpha OpenVMS
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The purpose of this note is to provide instructions for renaming a non-production database. The information in this note has been tested against a default 9.2 database.


This information is intended to help you rename non production databases. This note is not intended for cloning a database. This method is designed to use the least amount of disk space while performing the rename. DBCA is not used, nor is export or import
used as part of the renaming process.


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In this Document
 Structure Overview Before Rename
 Structure Overview After Rename
 Step 1. Prepare, but do not run, a sql script to recreate the controlfiles.
 Step 2. Backup the database and software(Oracle home).
 Step 3. Rename files to the new names using OpenVMS commands.
 Step 4. Recreate the control files and open the database using the new dbname and new sid.
 Step 5. Complete post rename steps.

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