UTL_FILE.FCOPY Over a Network Resource May be Slower than Copying the File via the Operating System (Doc ID 1081387.1)

Last updated on JULY 05, 2017

Applies to:

PL/SQL - Version 10.2.0.5 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 18th Mar 2016***

Symptoms

Poor performance may be experienced when using UTL_FILE.FCOPY, when compared with the results of using a COPY command from the operating system.  The performance difference can be greatly exaggerated when writing over a UNC or network resource.

Cause

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