Re: off the wall ideas welcomed
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2009 16:28:43 +0000
I thought I'd post back an update on this, and yep blog it as well.
Nuno looks to be correct that this was a lob that was subject to updates. The fact that this table turned out to have files with .mov, .mpg and .avi extensions as well as .htm was a wee bit interesting too.
anyway, export/import did not resolve the issue when more space was procured. This confirmed to me that the issue was with corrupt data - in addition dbv showed that
- there was only one page affected "in flux"
- it was different from the block pre drop/recreate
I then took a block dump of the affected block and got a row listing including just a single row from my table back. There was an update transaction in the ITL slots as well, pretty much along with Nuno's comments about updates on his blog. I then determined which row we were talking about, deleted the row, and took a second block dump of the same block to confirm that it was now empty of data. finally I reran dbv again and this time the file came up clean.
thanks for all the kind suggestions - it's a shame that this database is not 10g and block checking & recovery is unavailable.
On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 10:30 AM, Nuno Souto <dbvision_at_iinet.net.au> wrote:
> Niall Litchfield wrote,on my timestamp of 5/02/2009 2:04 AM:
> I'm pretty much out of (cheap) ideas for dealing with this
>> corruption right now, so would welcome some.
> What is the output of this:
> select dbms_metadata.get_ddl('TABLE','<table_name>') from dual;
> Also, some ideas on what to look for and where things are, here:
> Nuno Souto
> in sunny Sydney, Australia
-- Niall Litchfield Oracle DBA http://www.orawin.info -- http://www.freelists.org/webpage/oracle-lReceived on Fri Feb 06 2009 - 10:28:43 CST