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Manually create a pdb and ORA-01917 error

Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonJune 7, 2016

Question: What do I do to manually create a pdb from the command line?  I know that Oracle recommends using DBCA to create a pdb, but I need to do a manual create of a pdb.  I am getting the  ORA-01917 error when creating a pdb:

sys@cdb1>CREATE PLUGGABLE DATABASE mypdb_01 ADMIN USER pdbadmin IDENTIFIED BY oracle FILE_NAME_CONVERT=('/disk1/oradata/cdb1/pdbseed/','/disk1/oradata/cdb1/mypdb_01/');

ERROR at line 1:
ORA 00604:error occurred at recursive SQl level 1
ORA 01917:user or role 'PDB_DBA' does not exist

Answer:  Note:  Oracle recommends using DBCA to create a cdb and a pdb.  The ORA-01917 is a common error addressed by MOSC

ORA-01917: User Or Role 'PDB_DBA' Does Not Exist" while creating container enabled (cdb) database manually (MOSC Doc ID 1967358.1)

The most common reason for the ORA-01917 error is a bad cdb definition.  Follow these important directions to manually create  a cdb.

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