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

From: April Wells <>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 10:12:03 -0600
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Yeah, I know that they moved to the new storage method. And I know that managing a lot of tablespaces is less easy than just a few, but like I told my boss on a different topic yesterday... my primary job description isn't necessarily to make my whole job easier, but to do what is best for the company... which is why I came up with this strategy initially with the help of the consulting company that is helping with implementation of the data warehouse. I do want to consolidate some of them, but for now this seems to meet performance demands on huge tables.  

April Wells

SR Oracle DBA

Netspend Corporation

From: SHEEHAN, JEREMY [] Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 9:54 AM
To: April Wells; Subject: RE: 10g on unix. Partitions... Tablespaces... and best practices  

E-biz has moved to a new tablespace method now. It only has 7 or 8 tablespaces needed by E-biz + any custom. I have no recommendations for you, but managing 50+ tablespaces (like in earlier E-biz models) is a pain.  


P Consider the environment. Please don't print this e-mail unless you really need to.  

[] 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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