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Oracle 7.3.4: How to change the database name

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Sunil Sharma_1
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Oracle 7.3.4: How to change the database name

All,

I have a oracle 7.3.4 database. I want to make clone this database and start with another name on same server. Is it possible ? if yes How ?

Thanks
Sunil
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Luk Vandenbussche
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Re: Oracle 7.3.4: How to change the database name

Sunil,

The easiest way is to create an empty database with another name on another location (directory).
Once this is done you can import the data from an export you have taken from the other database.
spex
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Re: Oracle 7.3.4: How to change the database name

Sunil,

Wow, what a question. Yes, it's absolutely possible to clone a database on the same host. I've done just many times, and have found these directions to be invaluable:

http://www.dba-oracle.com/oracle_tips_db_copy.htm

Note that the directions are for Oracle 8i, but should still be of use to you.

PCS
Yogeeraj_1
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Re: Oracle 7.3.4: How to change the database name

hi Sunil,

the only way to achieve this is through an export/import. You will need to create a new database with the desired new name and do the import on it.

I would also suggest that you migrate to a higher version. 8.1.7.4 should work as good as the 7.3.4. In 8i you have rman which facilitate these types of operations.

good luck!

kind regards
yogeeraj
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Sunil Sharma_1
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Re: Oracle 7.3.4: How to change the database name

Thanks all for your valuable inputs. The link given by PCS was very helpful.

Sunil
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spex
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Re: Oracle 7.3.4: How to change the database name

Yogeeraj,

I'm sorry, but I disagree. The clone can be accomplished by copying the datafiles and configuration files, and then executing a controlfile creation script. I've done this many times.

PCS
TwoProc
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Re: Oracle 7.3.4: How to change the database name

I'm with spex on this one.

Recreate the controlfile, and set the database name there. Make sure it matches in the init.ora file, and you're all done. It's pretty simple really.
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Yogeeraj_1
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Re: Oracle 7.3.4: How to change the database name

hi PCS and john,

I am really sorry about what I wrote. I should not have said "only"! I more often think in terms of availability and keeping the database always UP. That's why I thought only about the exp/imp solution as being the best. same for rman.

You are both right. Your methods are the easiest to implement.

thank you for correcting me here!

wish best wishes for New year 2007

kind regards
yogeeraj
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