Unfortunately, there is a large number of possibilities here that could be causing your problem. I need you to be more specific as to your particular problem in order to help you.
Basically, the restore process should be as follows:
- Restore the datafiles on a server.
- Use a control file dumped to trace to modify the filename locations to their new directory structure.
- Use the ORADIM utility to create the necessary services.
- Startup the database in NOMOUNT mode.
- Run the control file trace script to create the new control files.
- Apply recovery and open the database.
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This was first published in December 2002