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  Dropping a Target Database using RMAN — (14-August-2006)

Starting with Oracle10g Release 1, Oracle provides a method to completely drop a 
database with one simple RMAN statement - "DROP DATABASE". The only pre-requisite 
is that the database be mounted in exclusive mode with restricted sessions 

For a detailed discussion on how to fully drop an Oracle10g database using RMAN, 
please see my article entitled:

Drop a Target Database using RMAN

Jeffrey M. Hunter
Sr. Database Administrator