SYSAUX Tablespace Grows Quite Fast Due to Apply Spilling

(Doc ID 556183.1)

Last updated on MAY 12, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Oracle Server Enterprise Edition - Version: to


SYSAUX tablespace is growing uncontrollably and no updates are being propagated from source to target

We can find out the transaction ID on the TARGET side from the healthcheck section titled:


No matter how many times this transaction is set to "_ignore_transaction" and purged on the
TARGET  site, the Source site will continue to send this transaction over and it will show up in this
section. The way to clear up this transaction is to issue the "_ignore_transaction" on the
source and then issue the "_ignore_transaction" and sys.purge_spill_txn on the TARGET. An example is
followed below:

OnTarget's healthcheck report, the ++ APPLY SPILLED TRANSACTIONS ++ section shows the following  transaction ID: 3.30.13393


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