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RE: To create a new datafile or to increase a existing datafile.

From: Vikas Khanna <>
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 01:43:23 -0800
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In this case anything would do. Better would be to expand the already mentioned dfiles as the Sixth datafile would be placed on to some H.Disk and then I/O contention to that disk would increase. Better is to redistribute the load among the various datafiles.  

If you have one hard disk then it would not matter at all between the two different scenarios.  

Vikas Khanna  

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Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2002 1:53 PM
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Hello Gurus

Which is the better policy:
Say you have five datafiles of 1GB in size each, now the total freespace is less than 10%.
Would it be wise to increase the datafiles to 2GB or would it be better for the system to add a sixth datafile?

Would appreciate any views on this point. Rgds
Denham Eva
Oracle DBA
In UNIX Land
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