Oracle block dump

From: Rich <>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2009 11:20:49 -0700
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Hello List,

This is 64-bit on 64-bit RHEL 5.1.

I have a DBA which I would like to dump: Block header dump: 0x12703cff

I think this block belongs to a bigfile tablespace.

How do I convert this to a file number and block?

I tried:
select 'file: '||dbms_utility.data_block_address_file(to_dec('12703cff')) || ' block: '||dbms_utility.data_block_address_block(to_dec('12703cff')) from dual;
however, this doesn't seem to work for bigfile tablespaces - I got: file: 73 block: 3161343
File 73 does not exist in this DB...

Thanks in advance,

Received on Wed Jul 22 2009 - 13:20:49 CDT

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