My OS is Windows NT with Oracle 10.2. Last Saturday while taking a backup (export) via TOAD I got an error like "There is not enough space in the output dumpfile specified location (E drive)." There is not enough space in the E: drive to take a full DB backup so my export session terminated. In that E: drive I have three datafiles. My problem is, since yesterday I can't start my database -- it gives an error like "Can't read datafile header 13 I/O datablock corruption error." The datafile which is in the E drive is corrupted.
My question is, did the export which I took last Saturday (with a failure) cause this? Please give me some suggestions. I am in a critical situation.
This was first published in August 2007