"which refuses to start" --> What is the error that you receive on startup? "The crashed database is deleted now and I only have the datafiles of the crashed database somewhere on my filesystem" --> If I read this carefully you are contradicting yourself here.... not? On 4/25/08, Srinivas Chintamani <srinivas.chintamani@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > Hi, > The crashed database is deleted now and I only have the datafiles of the > crashed database somewhere on my filesystem. What I am trying to do is to > find out if, it is possible to load the data from the datafiles of the > crashed database into another new database. > > Earlier when working with SQL Server, it was simple to backup / restore the > db. Just take a backup, dump the backup file anywhere on the filesystem and > point to SQL Server, where the backup file is at and it happily recovered > the db, all in a few seconds. > > Wonder why restoring an oracle db is such a pain ... > > Regards, > Srinivas. > > On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 6:50 PM, David Pintor <painterman@xxxxxxxxx> > wrote: > >> Hi, >> >> I'm not really sure if there's a way of doing that, but before thinking >> about this I would try to recover the database first, or if your datafiles >> are in a consistent state, I would try to recreate the control file and try >> to restart... >> >> Good luck. >> >> David >> >> >> On 25/04/2008, Srinivas Chintamani <srinivas.chintamani@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: >>> >>> Hi, >>> I ended up with a crashed Oracle db, which refuses to start. I have all >>> the datafiles for this database and was wondering if it is possible to >>> somehow "Load / Import" the data in these datafiles into another working >>> database. If yes, it will save me quite a lot of re-work. Can somebody >>> help me on this please .... >>> >>> -- >>> Regards, >>> Srinivas Chintamani >> >> >> >> > > > > -- > Regards, > Srinivas Chintamani -- +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Toon Koppelaars RuleGen BV +31-615907269 toon_at_rulegen_dot_com www_dot_rulegen_dot_com Author: "Applied Mathematics for Database Professionals"