Drop Tablespace Including Contents And Datafiles Takes Hours To Complete (Doc ID 438461.1)

Last updated on MAY 12, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.1 to 10.2.0.3 [Release 9.2 to 10.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

The following command takes very long to complete:


Dropping the tablespace only with contents completes much faster. But whenever datafile clause is included in the drop tablespace statement it takes hours to complete.

Cause

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