Is there a way to access an 8i database (version 8.1.7) from the files themselves? I backed up the *.dbf, *.ctl and *.log files from an internet database server shortly before it crashed.
I can't get back into the server itself, and I need to provide the data to the client in some way that their database team can import into their own Oracle databases. But they say they can't recreate the database from these files?
The DBA that set up the original database has long gone, and I have only minor experience with Oracle.
Hugen Enterprises Pty Ltd
The last post makes sence. Maybe you'll be able to open the database as usual.
About the rescue, I belive Oracle Consulting has a tool, to do that. It can generate dmp file or flat file. However, the only option to get that tool is to pay several consulting days to Oracle so it's a bit expencive