DBVERIFY is command-line utility ( external ) that used to performs physical data structure integrity check like data files, where it verifies data blocks corruption OR Segment corruption of data files.
We can use this utility to verify database backup file integrity check, i.e. Backup files are restorable or not.
This utility also called offline database verification utility, because we can verify/perform online as well as offline database integrity check. As we can perform it offline this utility is significantly faster.
DBVERIFY utility are limited to cache-managed blocks. ( data blocks )
Only used to verify data files, NOT with control files OR redo log files. Continue reading