As part of a project to reduce space within a cloned database it was decided that a large table could be excluded from the regular scripted copy.
I needed to extract the tables definition from the master, to create an empty version on the clone after the copy was complete.
Being Oracle version 188.8.131.52, I didn’t have to use the ‘exp’ command (the output of which needs a lot of tidying), but could instead use the <b>’get_ddl'</b> function of the <b>’dbms_metadata'</b> package – like so …
— Script to export the definition of table PROC_FIL and its index.
— Remember to add semi-colons, amend ‘storage (initial 1k next 1k minextents
— 1 pctincrease 0 freelists 1 freelist groups 1 buffer_pool default);
— for example, and fix broken lines.
set heading off;
set echo off;
set pages 999;
set long 90000;
select dbms_metadata.get_ddl(‘TABLE’,’PROC_FIL’,’KIS’) from dual;
select dbms_metadata.get_ddl(‘INDEX’,’PF_PK’,’KIS’) from dual;
After a while using HPOV over a slow network the application may freezes when I try to perform any action that spawnes a new window (eg: ‘Closure Code’).
The cure is to re-install, but its not too difficult.
1) take copies of srv.DAT and Views.DAT from ‘C:Documents and Settingsrichard smithApplication DataHewlett-PackardOpenViewService Desk’
2) delete the folder ‘C:Documents and Settingsrichard smithApplication DataHewlett-PackardOpenViewService Desk’.
3) start up hpov and click ‘next’ within the connection wizard
4) paste the server name from srv.DAT (eg: ’nta-hpsd02.steria.co.uk:30999′), into the text-box.
5) type name and password (eg: ‘Richard Smith’, ‘password’).
6) type anything for the friendly name (eg: ‘hpov’), then click finish.
7) before loging-in copy the Views.DAT back into the folder deleted in step-2
8) login as normal (there will be an unusually long delay first time)
How to change an Oracle password temporarily?
In Oracle it is possible to change a password temporarily. This can be useful for DBAs who wish to act as a different user.
SQL> select username,password from dba_users where username='SCOTT';
Save the hash of the password somewhere safe. Then change it …
SQL> alter user scott identified by tmppassword;
Login with the credentials: scott/tmppassword, then after doing your work change the password back by using an undocumented feature called “by values”
SQL> alter user scott identified by values 'F894844C34402B67';