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Oracle® Database 10g Insider Solutions by Richard Stroupe, John Kanagaraj, Arun Kumar R.

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Uninstalling from a Failed Install

Of course, no DBA is perfect, and chances are that at some point you may want to remove one of your Oracle databases and its binaries and do a fresh installation. We discuss the major points to be noted for such an operation here. For operating system–specific instructions, please refer to the appropriate Oracle Database Installation Guide. The point to be noted for all platforms is that you should remove all related Oracle homes, Oracle files, and daemons by using DBCA or a series of steps from the command line for a fool-proof cleanup process. The following sections focus primarily on UNIX/Linux-based systems, and cover Windows-based systems at the end.

Get a Backup Before the Uninstall Process

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