RATHER annoying? Eesh. Yeah, on 10g and I thought I disabled this feature on the warehouse. Apparently not. Thanks! ________________________________ From: Mercadante, Thomas F (LABOR) [mailto:Thomas.Mercadante@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 12:55 PM To: April Wells; oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: RE: Weird Objects in DBA_SEGMENTS April, Log onto the segment owner via sqlplus and issue a "purge recyclebin" command. Thse will go away. You didn't say - but you are 10g. Now when you drop anything, it goes into the recyclebin. Rather annoying if you ask me! Tom ________________________________ From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of April Wells Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 1:42 PM To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Weird Objects in DBA_SEGMENTS I have spent the morning cleaning out a tablespace in an attempt to reclaim 800 GB of space and clean up my production data warehouse. To this end... I ran a BUNCH of ALTER TABLE <table> move tablespace <tablespace>; It "appeared" clean... nothing in dba_tables or dba_indexes. However, my life can't be that simple. The paranoid dba on my left shoulder urged me to look at dba_segments... so I did. select owner, segment_name, partition_name, tablespace_name, segment_type from dba_segments where tablespace_name = 'STAGEDAT01'; there are a bunch of segments named similar to BIN$Rxl0mZVtGWjgRAADupYzGQ==$0 They "apparently" are tables and indexes. There are, however, apparently no actual extents... because select * from dba_extents where tablespace_name = 'STAGEDAT01'; returns only the plan table that I want to drop anyway anyone have any ideas on what these BIN segments are? Thanks in advance. ajw ________________________________ Confidentiality Notice! This electronic transmission and any attached documents or other writings are confidential and are for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) identified above. This message may contain information that is privileged, confidential or otherwise protected from disclosure under applicable law. If the receiver of this information is not the intended recipient, or the employee, or agent responsible for delivering the information to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, reading, dissemination, distribution, copying or storage of this information is strictly prohibited. If you have received this information in error, please notify the sender by return email and delete the electronic transmission, including all attachments from your system.