||Oracle Tips by Burleson
In this section I want to cover the
DB_VERIFY utility. The DB_VERIFY utility is an external command
line-based utility that is used to perform a physical structure
integrity check on an offline (shutdown) database. The utility can
be used against backup files and online files or pieces of online
files. The utility is used to ensure a backup database or datafile
is valid before recovery. The utility can also serve as a diagnostic
aid when corruption is suspected.
DB_VERIFY runs against a shutdown database,
so it can perform checks significantly faster than export or other
utilities. Be aware that the utility is named differently on
different platforms; for example, it may be called dbv on Sun,
Sequent, Linux, or NT, or something else on your system. Therefore,
verify its name with the system-specific documentation you should
have received (if you didn’t, call your Oracle rep and complain).
The utility only verifies cache-managed blocks.
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