I would like to move the dbf files (user01.dbf, tools01.dbf, indx01.dbf, etc.) from one directory to another, as I want to make space in that directory. These files were created at the beginning. I want to know whether I can move these files. I am using SCO UnixWare 7.0.1 and Oracle 8.

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You can move the files, but not while the database is using them. You can perform the moves by taking the tablespace offline, moving the file and then instructing Oracle of the new location. Use the following steps:

  2. Use OS commands to move tools01.dbf to its new location.
  3. ALTER DATABASE RENAME FILE '/old_directory/tools01.dbf' TO '/new_directory/tools01.dbf';

Repeat for the other tablespaces.

This was first published in July 2006

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