In my previous post I have described how to create create container database using dbca in graphical mode and silent mode, Refer the below URLs,
In this post I will describe how to drop a container database using DBCA in silent mode.
Drop the database using dbca:
Note: Please note that the below command will drop the container database (CDB) as well as all PDBs belongs that particular CDB.
[oracle@cdb12c /]$ which dbca /u01/app/oracle/product/12.2.0/db_1/bin/dbca dbca -silent -deleteDatabase -sourceDB cdbdev
[oracle@cdb12c /]$ which dbca /u01/app/oracle/product/12.2.0/db_1/bin/dbca [oracle@cdb12c pdb1]$ dbca -silent -deleteDatabase -sourceDB cdbdev Enter SYS user password: Connecting to database 4% complete 9% complete 14% complete 19% complete 23% complete 28% complete 47% complete Updating network configuration files 48% complete 52% complete Deleting instance and datafiles 76% complete 100% complete Look at the log file "/u01/app/oracle/cfgtoollogs/dbca/orcl.log" for further details. [oracle@cdb12c pdb1]$
Hope this helps..