Re: reclaiming space from recycle bin

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Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2009 07:49:09 -0600
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To get the size of the objects in the recycle bin I was looking at dba_segments where segment_name like 'BIN%' . Before and after the purge,  I was looking at the space from dba_free_space. There was no change in dba_free_space after I purged the recycle bin.

Thanks for your responses!


Jared Still <>
12/08/2009 04:28 PM

Re: reclaiming space from recycle bin

On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 12:11 PM, <> wrote:

 However, when I look at the space, I don't see that I got 2GB back.

Where are you looking?

If at the file level, the space will not be reclaimed, as Oracle isn't giving space back to the OS.

The reclaimed space will be extents that are again available for use.

Reclaimed space will be visible via either dba_extents or dba_segments.

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