I have a customer who currently runs Oracle on Windows (not my choice, I just have to deal with their current setup)
The basic layout of the server
C:\ - operating system and oracle application
D:\ - oracle datafiles
E:\ - oracle log files
The server recently died. The customer managed to recover the drives to new ones. But while D and E seem fine, C drive is constantly throwing "file system corrupt" errors, which is massively slowing down system. I believe they just took a ghost image of the drive, which means they just transferred the corrupted data along with it
I've suggested formatting C and reinstalling Windows, but their concern is about reinstalling Oracle. Mostly because they took over the company from the original owners and don't know the license details
So they've now asked, is it possible to "transfer" the currently installed Oracle application to another drive temporarily, format C and reinstall Windows and then transfer the Oracle app back to C again?