RDBPROD: Why An Long Update May Take Only A Few Minutes To Be Rolled Back

(Doc ID 362618.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 03, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Rdb Server on OpenVMS - Version and later
HP OpenVMS Alpha
HP OpenVMS Itanium


A long transaction, running for n hours, updates a large number of rows. If it is rolled back, it may take only a few minutes to complete the rollback. Is there an explanation for this?


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