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TNS:could not resolve the connect identifier specified
Backtrace message unwound by exceptions
invalid identifier
PL/SQL compilation error
internal error
missing expression
table or view does not exist
end-of-file on communication channel
TNS:listener unknown in connect descriptor
insufficient privileges
PL/SQL: numeric or value error string
TNS:protocol adapter error
ORACLE not available
target host or object does not exist
invalid number
unable to allocate string bytes of shared memory
resource busy and acquire with NOWAIT specified
error occurred at recursive SQL level string
ORACLE initialization or shutdown in progress
archiver error. Connect internal only, until freed
snapshot too old
unable to extend temp segment by string in tablespace
Credential retrieval failed
missing or invalid option
invalid username/password; logon denied
unable to create INITIAL extent for segment
out of process memory when trying to allocate string bytes
shared memory realm does not exist
cannot insert NULL
TNS:unable to connect to destination
remote database not found ora-02019
exception encountered: core dump
inconsistent datatypes
no data found
TNS:operation timed out
PL/SQL: could not find program
existing state of packages has been discarded
maximum number of processes exceeded
error signaled in parallel query server
ORACLE instance terminated. Disconnection forced
TNS:packet writer failure
see ORA-12699
missing right parenthesis
name is already used by an existing object
cannot identify/lock data file
invalid file operation
quoted string not properly terminated

Newbie question on recovering an offline datafile

Jaeger David - Grand Rapids


Newbie question on recovering an offline datafile

This is not an urgent situation as this only involves a test instance of the database.  Here is the situation.  I refresh our TEST and DVLP instances of our production database through a series of scripts.  On our production database (8i) I added a new datafile to a tablespace.  When I do this I manually add the new datafile definition to a script that creates the new control files for the refreshed TEST or DVLP database.  Well this script wasn't updated prior to the last refresh of the TEST datasbase.

At this point I receive error messages from our concurrent manager (we run Oracle Apps 10.7) containing ORA-376 and ORA-1111 errors.  I found that  the database didn't know what to do with the references to the new datafile and took it offline.  I found the offending datafile and renamed it in the database, but now I can't bring it back online.  It appears that the datafile needs to be recovered.  I can easily solve the problem by refreshing the TEST database from last night's backup of the production database, but I would rather use this as a learning exercise.  Can anyone guide me through the steps needed to resolve this issue?

Thank You,
David Jaeger