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How to rename/move a datafile in the same ASM diskgroup (Doc ID 564993.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 09, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 to 12.2.0.1 [Release 10.1 to 12.2]
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 Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

ASM files can be renamed like any other files in a standard filesystem. For ASM, rename is peformed through some type of statements (ADD ALIAS, RENAME ALIAS, ADD DIRECTORY) to manipulate filenames, alias, and directories.

Renaming datafiles is sometimes needed when database file names still contains old database name after a database on ASM is renamed (for example with nid). Then, it is required to change ASM datafile names accordingly with new database name.  RMAN backup copy doesn't work in this case as file still remains in the same diskgroup.

Solution

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