Table/Index (partition) Growth Is Far More Than Expected (Doc ID 729149.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 02, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
*** Checked for relevance 25-Sept-2014 ***


Symptoms

The problem as observed is that the space allocated for a table/index (partition) is far too high and keeps growing.

Using the AVG_ROW_SIZE * NUM_ROWS shows that the space as needed would be far less that the allocated space (in some cases allocated xxGb while xxMb would be expected).

Cause

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