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RE: Speed up Truncate tables

From: Kevin Lange <kgel_at_ppoone.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2001 12:00:43 -0700
Message-ID: <F001.0036BD18.20010815121104@fatcity.com>

THAT depends on what all the dependencies and such are. If you have a lot of referential integrity constraints around the table then it is sometimes a REAL pain to drop and recreate versus keeping the table and the constraints intact.

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Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2001 2:28 PM To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L

If your going to remove all of the records in the table and desire to free up the extents, wouldn't it be faster to drop the table and recreate it? ROR mm

>>> lisa.koivu_at_efairfield.com 08/15/01 10:56AM >>>

Chuan,

You can use the 'REUSE STORAGE' clause of truncate table. That's a heck of a lot faster if you have a whole load of extents allocated to the table. What it does is mark the table as empty and keep all extents.

However, I have a feeling that if you really want to release all storage, you'll have to suffer through the complete truncation (without reuse storage). I don't know if there's a way around that.

HTH
Lisa Koivu
Am I an Idiot? (and DBA)
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chuan Zhang [SMTP:chuan_at_asiaonline.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2001 4:10 AM
> To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
> Subject: Speed up Truncate tables
>
> Hi All,
>
> Is there any way to speed up the truncating a big table with 12
> million
> rows?
>
> Basically, I implemented truncating that big table on Production, but it
> affected the performance much, so I had to stop it in the middle of way.
> All
> the rows were truncated but the HWM was not shrunk at all. I want to do it
> again to get the space back. Is there any way to speed up this process?
>
> Platform: Oracle EE8.0.6 and Solaris 2.7
>
> Thanks a lot in advance.
>
> Chuan
>
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