How DBFS Reclaims Free Space After Files Are Deleted (Doc ID 1438356.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 04, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Exadata Hardware - Version 11.2.0.1 and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

This document describes DBFS software on reclaiming space when files are deleted. The approach is based on the configuration of Oracle Database Filesystem (DBFS) on Oracle Database Machine. The steps in this document apply to Oracle Database Machines running 11.2 software.


Before examining dbfs space issues, ensure <patch:12662040> installed. (included in 11.2.0.2 BP12) and also dbfs required patches are installed.

<Bug:12662040> SECUREFILE LOB SEGMENT KEEPS GROWING IN CASE OF PLENTY OF FREE SPACE

List of critical patch are present as noted in document:

Note:1150157.1 List of Critical Patches Required For Oracle 11.2 DBFS and DBFS Client

Solution

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