Poor Performance of UTL_FILE on NFS Volumes (Doc ID 1534074.1)

Last updated on JULY 05, 2017

Applies to:

PL/SQL - Version 10.2.0.5 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 16th May 2016***

Symptoms

Slow performance of UTL_FILE when accessing a directory on a NFS volume.  For example, FCOPY can take approximately 30 seconds to complete.  The same file copied to a directory on another NFS Volume can take approximately 5 seconds.  

Cause

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