user4790344 wrote:Then your 'test' database still has the repository of the 'live' database. The repository is just a bunch of tables under the SYSMAN schema, nothing inherent that would trigger any special action in any type of clone operation. Really, as far as oracle is concerned they are just more application data.
No the clone from "live" to "test" was just overwriting the previious "test" data
but the dbid has been overwritten with the dbid of the "live" db so now live and test have the same dbid.
This all took place in the same oracle home and on the same server,