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Tips for drop partition operation (Doc ID 1489462.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 17, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


 To provide the common practices for the drop partition operation


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In this Document
  What are the recommended steps to follow when one or many partitions need to be dropped?
 Option 1:
 Option 2 more appropriate if the partitions dropped contains a significant percentage of of the total data in the table:
 Option 3
 Option 4
  What need to be considered about reclaiming the diskspace?
 What is the reason for which in the index the space released from the deleted partitions has not been re-used, at least not efficiently?

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