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Re: BIN$ tables

From: Keith Moore <>
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2006 12:58:54 -0600 (CST)
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Another 'problem' with is with dropping tables and then recreating them.

I was supporting an application that was written to use Oracle, DB2 or SQL*Server for the database and there was a generic script to drop and recreate the database and populate with seed data.

Shortly after they decided to support 10g, I got a call on the weekend from the developers saying the refresh script did not work. My memory is a little fuzzy, but I think the issue was that the indexes (or was it primary keys) did not get "moved to recycle bin" fast enough and you would get an error saying that the index already existed when the script recreated the table.

BTW, when was it that all these fancy new features were going to eliminate the need for DBAs?


> One 'problem' you might meet with the recycle bin, if you are running
> (only), is very slow responses when querying DBA_FREE_SPACE. It
> seems that the join to the receycle bin affects performance. There's a
> patch in the patch kit whihc solves the problem.
> This is detailed on Metalink as bug 3492682.
> Cheers,
> Norman.
> Norman Dunbar.
> Contract Oracle DBA.
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