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Recovering a Dropped Table from a User Managed (non-RMAN) Full Database Backup (Doc ID 96197.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 20, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 8.1.5.0 and later
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.
***Checked for relevance on 19-May-2015***

Purpose

 This bulletin outlines the steps to perform recovery to restore a dropped table without recovering the entire database. The bulletin assumes the reader is familiar with Oracle's recovery procedures which are documented in the Oracle documentation set.  

This bulletin is based on user managed (non-RMAN) backup and thus restore of the datafiles and archivelog files is dependant on the user managed backup.    For RMAN procedure, see:
How to Recover From a DROP / TRUNCATE / DELETE TABLE with RMAN (<Note 223543.1>)

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