Unable To Drop Temporary Files - ORA-25152 (Doc ID 738030.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 06, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.1 to 10.2.0.5 [Release 9.2 to 10.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Symptoms

The following error occurs when dropping a tempfile:

SQL> alter database tempfile '/u24/oracle/udevdata/temp10.dbf' drop including datafiles;
alter database tempfile '/u24/oracle/udevdata/temp10.dbf' drop including datafiles
*
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-25152: TEMPFILE cannot be dropped at this time

Cause

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