In this chapter:
What Is a Control File?
Guidelines for Control Files
Creating Control Files
Troubleshooting After Creating Control Files
Backing Up Control Files
Recovering a Control File Using a Current Copy
Dropping Control Files
Control Files Data Dictionary Views
Oracle Database Concepts for an overview of control files
Chapter 17, "Using Oracle Managed Files" for information about creating control files that are both created and managed by the Oracle Database server
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