Can ALTER TABLE SHRINK Run Faster Than ALTER TABLE MOVE? (Doc ID 577375.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 06, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.3 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 23-Nov-2011***
*** Checked for relevance on 05-Apr-2016 ***


Goal

In this particular case, the ALTER TABLE SHRINK command took 20 hours for a 150GB table. The ALTER TABLE MOVE took 10 hours for a 150GB table.

Can the ALTER TABLE SHRINK operation be tuned to run faster than ALTER TABLE MOVE?

Solution

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