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How to Lower the HWM for SYSTEM.DEF$_ORIGIN in Multimaster Replication Without Quiescing Replication Groups (Doc ID 738353.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 18, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 9.2 to 11.1]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The intent of this document is to give instructions concerning how to lower the Highwater Mark (HWM) of the SYSTEM - owned table DEF$_ORIGIN without having to quiesce any Advanced Replication groups defined on the database.  The SYSTEM.DEF$_ORIGIN table stores information concerning what transactions have been applied at the local site.  At times this table can become quite large, with a resulting large HWM.  Performance can be greatly improved by lowering the HWM.


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