Here is what I have been able to gather so far:
A junior dba added a datafile to out 8i db. He did not notice the tablespace it was going to and it added to the RBS tablespace. Realizing his mistake it was placed in offline mode almost immediately.
All was fine for a few weeks. Today we get error messages ORA-00376 and ORA-01110 that the datafile can not be read. Looking at Enterprise manager the datafile is listed as needing recovery.
When I try and recover, it tells me the archive file required. Unfortunately, we can not find the specific archive file on our tapes.
Is there a way for me to get this datafile online without this archive? I do not believe there is any pertinent data in the datafile.