Hurry UP! Drop database efficiently and effectively – SQL> Drop database;

Oracle 10g allows us to drop database quickly. It takes care of all files listed in controlfile: datafile, redo logs, controlfile and spfile if it is there. Well we have to clean up archivelogs and backup. Fine enough. Got be extremely careful do this way only after approval, obviously.

SQL> shutdown immediate
Database closed.
Database dismounted.
ORACLE instance shut down.
SQL> startup mount exclusive restrict
ORACLE instance started.

Total System Global Area  314572800 bytes
Fixed Size                  2029816 bytes
Variable Size             197134088 bytes
Database Buffers          113246208 bytes
Redo Buffers                2162688 bytes
Database mounted.
SQL> drop database;

Database dropped.

Disconnected from Oracle Database 10g Enterprise Edition Release – 64bit Production
With the Partitioning, OLAP and Data Mining options
SQL> exit


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Oracle DBA working in database, fusion middleware and identity management and cloud.
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