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Re: Temporary tablespace questions...

From: <nlzanen1_at_EY.NL>
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 00:58:02 -0700
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Temporary tablespace defined as temporary? Oracle will create extents and not dealloacte them but reuse them for other requests. They may be empty and unused but still there. Bounce your database and try again.


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Hi all...

        I've searched thru the archives, but didn't find what I was looking for. I have a database with a huge temporary tablespace. It's huge because the there is value for max_extent... now I can fix that, but my problem is that I can't seen to resize the tablespace:

> alter database datafile 'temporary.dbf' resize 500M;
alter database datafile 'temporary.dbf' resize 500M *
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-03297: file contains used data beyond requested RESIZE value

        But the tablespace is empty:

TABLESPACE                     Total Blocks Empty BLocks
------------------------------ ------------ ------------
TEMP                                 261632       260927

        So what is preventing me from resizing it?

        Thanks in advance

Cyril Jaouich (Conseiller Unix)

Centre de support informatique CSI

TÚl 514-289-1122 x6237

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