We have Oracle installed on /root, which is now running out of space due to increasing data in Oracle database. On the same machine we have another file system with free space.

I want to know the mechanism by which we can move Oracle / Oracle data files to this new file system and continue to use the same data files.

Appreciate any formal steps reference.

It is Oracle 12c on RHEL

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The simplest way, in 12c, you can move datafiles online, e.g:

alter database move datafile '/current_fs/system01.dbf' to '/another_fs/system01.dbf';

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