RE: 10g on unix. Partitions... Tablespaces... and best practices

From: Baumgartel, Paul <>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 10:39:58 -0500
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Anyone who tells you that >50 tablespaces is too many ought to have reasons to back up the claim. To me 50 sounds like an arbitrary number, and I think that you are using partitioning and tablespaces exactly the way they are meant to be used.  

I know of production databases with tablespace counts in the thousands.    

Paul Baumgartel
Information Technology
Prime Services Databases Americas
One Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10010
Phone 212.538.1143  

[] On Behalf Of April Wells Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 10:32 AM To:
Subject: 10g on unix. Partitions... Tablespaces... and best practices

Okay, I need to know if there exists a best practices document that I can't find anywhere yet.  

I need to find a way to justify (or change my way of thinking).  

I have a data warehouse

I have heavily partitioned data (partition by month) with each partition in its own tablespace  


I can make old data read only and speed up backups

I can maintain at the tablespace level

I can compres at the tablespace level  

I have "way too many" tablespaces (this has been suggested more than once and has been posed as a problem with my thinking and my judgement) and there is supposed to be some document somewhere that says no database needs more than 50 tablespaces (odd though about that E-business suite thing for years).  

Does anyone have any pointers to good partitioning best practices document so I can re-educate myself or something.  



April Wells

SR Oracle DBA

Netspend Corporation  

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