It's probably due to the full recognition of Oracle's Flexiable Architecture
(OFA) which did not exist in the Workgroup products. Because the data files
and control files are located in a directory path that includes the database
name, there is no need to include the database name in the actual file name.
Also, under the non OFA format, all control files for all databases reside
in $ORACLE_HOME/dbs, and hence the need to include the database name in the
Hope this helps,
> does anybody know why the standard names of the control files for Oracle
> Server 7.3 (oradata/db_name/control0[1-3].ctl) differ from the standard
> name of the control file for Oracle Workgroup Server 7.3 (cntrlsid.dbf)?
> Burkhard Schultheis
> Tele Data Electronic
> Wagnerstr. 10
> D-76448 Durmersheim