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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2002

    I am not sure.I have three controlfiles .
    Initially will there be 3 controlfiles or what???

    Actually my problem is somehow i lost my second controlfile.
    i managed to mount the DB by changing the initfile.
    but will there be a problem.
    or otherwise how to create the second file

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Up s**t creek
    You only actually need 1 control file but typically you have at least 2 (basically because of the problem you have just had). To recreat the corrupt control file simply shut the database down and replace it with one of the other mirrors.

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    The reason that 3 copies of the controlfile are used is because it is such an important file. Withou it, you can't start your database.

    You can actually start your instance/db with 1 controlfile, but it is recommended that you keep at leaset 3 copies on seperate disks.

    To recreate your second controlfile :

    shutdown database.
    Use OS commands to copy controlfile to another destination.
    edit your init.ora with paths to all controlfiles(including the one you just created)
    restart database.

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