Re:Question on bigfiles

Ana,

many pros/cons can be O.S. related, which is your version for Oracle and O.S.? 
What is the backup type you use?

As a first caveat, backup may be an issue, some tape drives (not too updated, 
indeed) may not handle > 2Gb files.

Alessandro

>
>I'm trying to decide whether to use bigfiles for some of our datawarehouse
>tablespaces.  What are the advantages/disadvantages of using bigfiles
>instead of several, say 2GB datafiles?
>
>Thank you
>
>Ana
>
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