'Alter Table Move' Command Seems To Hang Or Takes a Long Time
Last updated on JANUARY 15, 2013
Applies to:Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199 [Release 8.1.5 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
When moving a table using the 'alter table move' command, the operation takes a very long time to complete. When querying v$sqlarea, it can be seen that the top SQL involves operations on an object called mlog$_<table_name>, where <table_name> is the name of the table being moved.
A check of this mlog$_<table_name> table reveals that it has many rows.
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