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RE: Multiple Block Size

From: Powell, Mark D <>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 10:13:55 -0500
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The Link did not work for me. Without the ability to support multiple block sizes it would not be possible to use the transportable tablespace feature to transport data from a database built with one block size (say 8k) to another database built using a different block size (say 4K).  

Oracle did not intend the feature to be used for any other purpose. Doing so requires that you manage not just the main database buffer cache but start managing multiple caches. This is potentially a lot of work and any change in application behavior would throw all your pool tuning efforts right out the door and require rebalancing the available space between the pools. Most sites are better off to have just one database buffer pool and to let Oracle manage it.  

[] On Behalf Of Murtuja Khokhar

	Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2006 1:52 AM
	To:; Dabadge, Prashant
	Subject: RE: Multiple Block Size

        VIVEK_SHARMA <> wrote:

                Thanks Prashant for responding.                  

                Could you give some DETAILS about HOW it is helpful when are transporting tablespaces across databases with different block sizes                  



                From: Dabadge, Prashant

		Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2006 10:34 PM
		Subject: Multiple Block Size
		Multiple block size support in Database is very helpful
if you are transporting tablespaces across databases with different block sizes.I have done this many times .

                I am not very sure if it helps in performance (maybe it might/might not help)

		Does use of Multiple BLOCK sizes (for different
Tablespaces) help in Performance of a Hybrid Application?
		Any best practices, Links, Docs?
		Thanks indeed
		Merry X'mas
		Prashant Dabadge
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