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TEMPORARY Tablespaces : Tempfiles or Datafiles ? (Doc ID 160426.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 27, 2023

Applies to:

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


This bulletin explains the difference between tempfiles and datafiles associated to TEMPORARY tablespaces and tablespaces TEMPORARY. 


For all DBAs who need to maintain these 2 categories of files, manage space allocation and requirement within the database itself and/or under the OS.


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