Save a pfile in the same directory where the spfile is located

Posted on 2011-03-02
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I need to save a pfile in the same directory where the spfile is located, by means of the create pfile from spfile command.
The question is how to extract the directory from the spfile value in v$system_parameter, and then use it in order to create the pfile from spfile in that same directory.
Question by:mordi
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by:Aaron Shilo
ID: 35016878

show parameter spfile;
select value from v$parameter where name = 'spfile';

Author Comment

ID: 35018981
I forgot to say: it should be done by a script which will be run on more than one instance.
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Expert Comment

by:Aaron Shilo
ID: 35019305

create pfile  ='$oracle_home/database/pfileINSTANCENAME.ora' from spfile.

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Accepted Solution

johnsone earned 500 total points
ID: 35022213
This query should generate the file name for you:

SELECT Substr(a.VALUE, 1, Instr(a.VALUE, '/', -1))
       || 'init'
       || b.NAME
       || '.ora'
FROM   v$parameter a,
       v$database b
WHERE  a.NAME = 'spfile';

Author Closing Comment

ID: 35055155
Many thanks.
p.d. In windows you search for a backslash instead.

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