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  1. #1
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    hi folks,

    Is there any command to delete the existing database.

    I know that it can be done using dbassist; but want to know how to do it manually

    regards
    sonia

  2. #2
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    Hi,

    There is no command as such to delete the Database.
    Just delete all the files.
    Hope it helps.
    Take Care.

  3. #3
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    Hi Sonia,

    How to delete existing oracle manually?

    Windows platform
    ------------------------
    1. Shutdown the instance and Stop all oracle services that r runnig presently.
    from control panel utility.
    2. Delete all those services through regedit.
    3. Delete the Oracle installed directory .

    Unix.
    ------

    1. Shutdown the database.
    2. Delete Oracle servoce files ( or file that will created while runing rninstaller from /etc )
    3. Remove oracle directory.


    Let me know ur views.

    Kutty


  4. #4
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    Hi Sonia

    If you want to delete the database then delete the following files

    shutdown the database

    a)Control files
    b)data files
    c)redolog files
    d)Initilisation file

    entry from the /var/opt/oratab file or equiv registy entries from NT...

    If you want to delete the oracle software .Then follow the steps mentioned by kutty.

    regards
    Hrishy

  5. #5
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    After stopping Oracle services. You should use ORACLE installer to uninstall it. Then you should delete the files and the entries in the Registry.
    Thanks
    Kishore Kumar

  6. #6
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    remove all files from

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    union
    select name from v$controlfile
    union
    select member from v$logfile
    /


  7. #7
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    Oracle provides a tool called database configuration assistant (DBCA), this gives you option to delete a database. It will also delete services and all files assocaited with database in Windows environment. In Unix environment the executable is called dbca and you can delete the database.

    Sanjay
    OCP 8i

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