This article explains the steps which DBA must use to Change RAC Database Name.

Before we must start the steps to change database name. Every DBA must know the condition in which have to change the name of a database.

  1.  When cloning the database on the same server.
  2. When we need to refresh the data. 

  1. Create pfile from spfile in non-default location.

2. Mount The Database using new pfile as shown below

Note: SID is same as earlier

Note: Below is sample pfile

Now use the nid utility :

Mount Database with new pfile.

Register Database with the Cluster.

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