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Re: drop database ... something I would have never thought I'd use

Paul Drake

2005-02-19

Replies:
Mary,

there was widespread block corruption in several datafiles as well in
the current redo log.
(I don't usually multiplex redo logs until after completing import/loads).
it was a test run of a migration to 10g and was easier to drop and
re-create the database.
well, attempt to re-create the database.
as the RAID volumes went offline even during reformatting the
filesystems ... no new database was created. I've done what I can do
with the box as far as firmware/driver updates and running
diagnostics. The issue will be escalated to a service call on Monday
with the hardware vendor.

Had the database been worth salvaging, yes, a new undo tablespace
would have been the way to go.

Paul


On Sat, 19 Feb 2005 04:54:40 -0800, Mary Bahrami
<mbahrami@(protected):
> Would it have worked to create another undo TS, alter system set undo TS=x?, drop old one?
>
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> Sent: Friday, February 18, 2005 5:25 PM
> To: oracle-l
> Subject: drop database ... something I would have never thought I'd use
>
> A failure of a hardware RAID controller (driver, perhaps) caused this
> (along with GBs of trace files):
>
> Fri Feb 18 20:15:45 2005
> Running with 1 strand for Non-Enterprise Edition
> Running without dynamic strand for Non-Enterprise Edition
> Fri Feb 18 20:15:45 2005
> Starting ORACLE instance (normal)
> Fri Feb 18 20:15:46 2005
> ORACLE Instance easdev (pid = 7) - Error 1578 encountered while
> recovering transaction (4, 2).
> Fri Feb 18 20:15:46 2005
> Errors in file d:\oracle\admin\easdev\bdump\easdev_smon_3400.trc:
> ORA-01578: ORACLE data block corrupted (file # 2, block # 20551)
> ORA-01110: data file 2: 'K:\ORACLE\ORADATA\FODDER\UNDOTBS01.DBF'
>
> Here is a fix for block corruption:
>
> Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
> (C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.
>
> C:\Documents and Settings\ora-dba>d:
>
> D:\>set oracle_sid=fodder
>
> D:\>sqlplus /nolog
>
> SQL*Plus: Release 10.1.0.3.0 - Production on Fri Feb 18 20:15:26 2005
>
> Copyright (c) 1982, 2004, Oracle. All rights reserved.
>
> SQL> connect / as sysdba
> Connected to an idle instance.
> SQL> shutdown abort;
> ORACLE instance shut down.
> SQL> startup nomount;
> ORACLE instance started.
>
> Total System Global Area 612368384 bytes
> Fixed Size             790352 bytes
> Variable Size         174321840 bytes
> Database Buffers       436207616 bytes
> Redo Buffers           1048576 bytes
>
> SQL> alter database mount exclusive;
>
> Database altered.
>
> SQL> alter system enable restricted session;
>
> System altered.
>
> SQL> drop database;
>
> Database dropped.
>
> Disconnected from Oracle Database 10g Release 10.1.0.3.0 - Production
> SQL> quit
>
> Its quite amazing that a database, healthy or otherwise, can be
> dropped in under a minute."Gone in 60 seconds ..."
>
> I knew about the feature, I just thought that I would never use it.
> Obviously, this is not a production system.
> It is useful for testing backups, though.
>
> Paul
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