DROP DATABASE command to delete the target database and, if RMAN is connected to a recovery catalog, unregister it. RMAN removes the server parameter file, all data files, online redo logs, and control files belonging to the target database. By default, RMAN prompts for confirmation.
This command cannot be used to delete a protected database that is configured to create backups to Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance, commonly known as Recovery Appliance.
Execute this command only at the RMAN prompt. You must be connected to a target database. The target database must be mounted exclusive and not open, and started in
Note: If you use a recovery catalog but run RMAN in
Does not prompt for confirmation before deleting the database.
Example 2-81 Deleting a Database
In this example, you want to delete a test database called
test1 that is registered in the recovery catalog. You start the RMAN client, connect to database
TARGET, and connect to the recovery catalog. You then run the following commands to delete the target database files, and all backups, copies, and archived redo log files associated with the database:
RMAN> CONNECT TARGET "sbu@test1 AS SYSBACKUP" target database Password: password connected to target database: TEST1 (DBID=39525561) RMAN> STARTUP FORCE MOUNT RMAN> ALTER SYSTEM ENABLE RESTRICTED SESSION; RMAN> DROP DATABASE INCLUDING BACKUPS NOPROMPT;