Drop Oracle Database Manually (not using DBCA)


1. set ORACLE_SID to your database that you want to drop
$ export ORACLE_SID=newdb
2. login to sqlplus using sysdba
$ sqlplus / as sysdba
3. mount the database
SQL> startup force mount;
4. Enable Restricted session;
SQL> alter system enable RESTRICTED session;
5. Drop the database
SQL> drop database;

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