Re: Can Missing Tempfiles be Simply ADDED back after eXtract of FULL Database Backup ?

On 10/25/06, VIVEK_SHARMA <VIVEK_SHARMA@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


What did you mean by the word "sparse" in your statement "when the file isn't already present, in order to prevent it from being created sparse under *nix"

What are the advantages of NOT having a sparse tempfile?

By sparse[1] I mean that the space for the file isn't actually allocated
until it's used.  This lets you create a 16 GB tempfile, for example, in a 2
GB filesystem... instead of getting an error during creation, it occurs
later when the usage finally climbs too high.  BTW, this can have rather
nasty consequences if you have a controlfile and tempfile sharing the same
filesystem (trust me on this one).

Last I checked, tempfiles are the only type that Oracle will create sparse
(and only under *nix).  You can check this by comparing the output of "ls
-l" and "du -k" immediately after creation.


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparse_file

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