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How to Delete a virtual database (VDB) if ORACLE_SID and ORACLE_HOME Already Reused (KBA1644)



  1. Shut down the physical source database normally
  2. Delete the virtual database (VDB) 
    1. Go to Manage > My Databases
    2. Select the VDB you want to delete and use the trashcan icon to delete
  3.  Start up the physical database like normal

Note: if you do not shut down the physical database and try and remove the VDB, the Delphix Engine will verify the mount point which will disrupt the new VDB.