ORA-01121: cannot rename database file string - file is in use or recovery

Cause : Attempted to use ALTER DATABASE RENAME to rename a datafile that is online in an open instance or is being recovered.

Action - How to fix it : DBA Scripts :: www.high-oracle.com/scripts

Close database in all instances and end all recovery sessions.

update : 17-08-2017
ORA-01121

ORA-01121 - cannot rename database file string - file is in use or recovery
ORA-01121 - cannot rename database file string - file is in use or recovery

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