2.55 CONTROL_FILES

CONTROL_FILES specifies one or more names of control files, separated by commas.

Property Description

Parameter type

String

Syntax

CONTROL_FILES = filename [, filename ] ...

Note: The control file name can be an OMF (Oracle Managed Files) name. This occurs when the control file is re-created using the CREATE CONTROLFILE REUSE statement.

Default value

Operating system-dependent

Modifiable

No

Modifiable in a PDB

No

Range of values

1 to 8 filenames

Basic

Yes

Oracle RAC

Multiple instances must have the same value.

Every database has a control file, which contains entries that describe the structure of the database (such as its name, the timestamp of its creation, and the names and locations of its data files and redo files).

Oracle recommends that you multiplex multiple control files on different devices or mirror the file at the operating system level.

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