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Re-create my Oracle control file

From my previous posting I had mention that I need to recreate my Oracle database control file since I need to increase my MAXDATAFILES parameter.

Yesterday (sunday) I had a chance to manage my control file since I have time to shutdown my server. I log on my AIX server and logon to Oracle SQL Plus.

ora[sid]>sqlplus /nolog

Connect to my database.

SQL>conn /  as sysdba;

Then dump my current control file to a text file.

SQL>alter database backup controlfile to trace as ‘/oracle/[SID]/controlfile.txt’;

Then I copied that file (controlfile.txt) to my local notebook and edit it using my favourite text editor.

Here are list of my old control file :