Re: Autoextend or not?

From: Tim Gorman <>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 12:25:54 -0600
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Using ASM makes autoextensible datafiles easier to prevent
"over-subscribing" or running out of space.  Instead of having to shell
out of a SQL script in order to obtain file-system space free using "df
-k" or something, you just query V$ASM_DISKGROUP for TOTAL_MB and

Jeffery Thomas wrote:
Does having your storage managed by ASM changes the autoextend
argument in any way?


On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 8:19 AM,  <> wrote:
I agree with Jared, that if space is not an issue, then you probably
won't encroach on the f/s size, (by which I figure f/s size means out of
space).  I have 8K block sizes, so my files are not going to grow past
32Gbs, and if they did, well... another is going to be added, and if we
are up past 95% full, then the sysadmin is going to add another LUN.

Sometimes however when we begin to approach the 95% full mark and
beyond, somebody decides to run some ad hoc query or something and boom,
undo and/or temp explode out the door...   By the time they run up to
8Gbs, I figure its time they failed (at least the first time) before
they eat up the next 24Gbs for nothing.   Or worse they finish after
using say 30Gbs.

So, for now since I have not massive 'loading' of data, autoextend on is
working fine, and if needed limit the size of temp and undo to prevent

Joel Patterson
Database Administrator
904 727-2546

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