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

Last updated on NOVEMBER 24, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 to 10.2.0.4 [Release 10.2]
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
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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