This topic describes how to enable and disable a virtual database (VDB).

Disabling a VDB is a pre-requisite for procedures such as VDB migration or upgrade. Disabling a VDB removes all traces of it, including any configuration files, from the target environment to which it was provisioned. When you later enable the VDB again, these configuration files are restored on the target environment.


  1. Click Manage.
  2. Select Datasets.
  3. Click the VDB you want to disable.
  4. From the Actions menu (...) select Disable.
  5. Click Disable to acknowledge the warning.

When you are ready to enable the VDB again, from the Actions menu (...) select Enable, and the VDB will continue to function as it did previously.