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Extent and Block Space Calculation and Usage in Oracle Databases (Doc ID 10640.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 03, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The challenging role of database administrating can be made easy. Proper
planning and consideration taken when setting up the database can decrease
maintenance cost and prolong the life of the database. This paper presents
guidelines for the Oracle database administrator in order to plan efficient
use of the system's resources and prevent unnecessary maintenance down the road.


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