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SEGMENT ADVISOR not Working as Expected for LOB or SYS_LOB SEGMENT (Doc ID 988744.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 23, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 to 12.2.0.1 [Release 10.1 to 12.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 21-Jul-2017***

Symptoms

Segment Advisor usage including recommendations, space assessment or attempts to SHRINK LOBs to reclaim all available free space result in incorrect, improper or confusing results.

The symptoms usually include the following

Segment Advisor LOB Space Assessment:

Segment Advisor LOB Space Assessment AFTER implementing Advisor recommendations

Changes

The usual change leading to the detection of this problem is after using Segment Advisor for other Segment types. This problem can occur at any time while using the Segment Advisor Recommendations for LOBs.

Cause

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