Lost 2 of 3 Control Files for 8i - Can I recover?

I had a hard drive crash and lost 2 of my 3 CONTROL files for my 8.1.6 database. I do have a backup, but I also have a 9i database on this machine and am afraid I will have to reinstall both of them. Is there a way that I will be able to restore my database (aka rebuild the control files) from just ONE Control File?
Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks

That's the reason you have 3 control files - so that you can recover from losing one of them. In theory (and also in practice) all 3 control files are exact copies of each other. Just copy the remaining one to the location(s) where Oracle is expecting to see the other 2 controlfiles.

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