Thursday, April 22, 2010

Change Your ORACLE_SID

* Warning: Technical Entry

Salam and good day,

I'm sure if you're working on oracle DB, some of you use ORACLE XE as local database to test for your convenience. It's different from what is installed on your server. What we do, we change the SID to meet our need. But how? This tutorial will show you an example to change our SID from XE to ORCL.

Windows Vista (This is my setting you might use other OS as well).
Oracle Database 10g Express Edition (Of course its free to develop, deploy and distribute. download here)
Oracle DB was installed on the target machine.

Maximum 8 char for SID

Step-by-step guide
1. Shutdown the database.
sqlplus /as sysdba

2. Use control panel to shutdown OracleService (In this case service name are OracleServiceXE and listener OracleXETNSListener) or issue this command in your command prompt:

lsnrctl stop
net stop OracleXETNEListener
net stop OracleServiceXE

3. Rename or copy SPFileXE.ora to SPFileORCL.ora. The file is at
 Depending on your installation setting.

4. Copy and rename C:\oraclexe\app\oracle\product\10.2.0\server\database\initXE.ora to initORCL.ora then modify the spfile line to point to the new spfile.

5. Assign this command in your command prompt to create new service and remove the old one.
oradim -new -sid ORCL -startmode auto -pfile C:\oraclexe\app\oracle\product\10.2.0\server\database\initORCL.ora 
oradim -delete -sid XE
6. Type this in your command line to start up your listener.
lsnrctl start
 7. We're almost done, Set your oracle SID to ORCL now. Type:
8. Run this query after altering process is finish.

C:\Users\xx>sqlplus "/as sysdba"

SQL*Plus: Release - Production on Thu Apr 22 19:30:14 2010

Copyright (c) 1982, 2005, Oracle.  All rights reserved.

Connected to:
Oracle Database 10g Express Edition Release - Production

SQL> alter system register;

System altered.

SQL> select instance_name from v$instance;



9. orcl is our new SID.


rahman said...

helpful..thanks abg dba...

Lepak said...

Wow! Abg dba memberikan teknikal tip yang sangat bagus untuk pengetahuan! Bagi la tip pasal penjagaan rambut pulak...hehe...

k0m4nd3r said...

Rahman: Tlg note balik apa yg salah tu? aku lupe daa..

Bos: Tips penjagaan rambut? Hmm aaa.. tu kene tanye awek butik.. hahahaha!

rahman said...

aah la abg la tips penjagaan rambut..plis plis plis..