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Delete Datafile From Filesystem Does Not Free Space at OS Level (Doc ID 781954.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 to 10.2.0.4 [Release 10.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This problem can occur on any platform.

Symptoms

After setting the undo tablespace offline normal and then dropping tablespace as follows:

drop tablespace <tablespace name> including contents

then the datafile of the dropped tablespace is deleted manually by system command line

rm <file name>

the filesystem does not free up the space.

Cause

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