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Oracle tablespace script

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This next Oracle tablespace query can be very helpful when you are trying to understand what tablespaces you have in your database, and what datafiles are associated with those tablespaces. In this query we use DBA_DATA_FILES to extract each tablespace name, each datafile is listed with the tablespace, and the size of the datafile is also listed.

We have also joined in DBA_FREE_SPACE to determine how much free space we have left in our tablespace. This gives us some idea about future growth. Note that we have also included some SQL*Plus commands to make the report look much nicer.

SQL>BREAK ON tablespace_name SKIP 2
SQL>COMPUTE SUM OF allocated_bytes, free_bytes ON tablespace_name
SQL>COLUMN allocated_bytes FORMAT 9,999,999,999
SQL>COLUMN free_bytes FORMAT 9,999,999,999
SQL>SELECT a.tablespace_name, a.file_name, a.bytes allocated_bytes,
2 b.free_bytes
3 FROM dba_data_files a,
4 (SELECT file_id, SUM(bytes) free_bytes
5 FROM dba_free_space b GROUP BY file_id) b
6 WHERE a.file_id=b.file_id
7 ORDER BY a.tablespace_name;
-------------------- ------------------------- --------------- --------------
TBS_LOCALS           /u01/app/oradata/devdb/de      20,971,520     20,774,912
********************                           --------------- --------------
sum                                                 20,971,520     20,774,912
TBS_TOURISTS         /u01/app/oradata/devdb/de      20,971,520      8,257,536
********************                           --------------- --------------
sum                                                199,229,440    176,291,840
USERS                /u01/app/oradata/devdb/de     112,721,920        655,360
********************                           --------------- --------------
sum                                                112,721,920        655,360


Queries like this make great tablespace monitoring queries, though I?d probably further restrict the rows that are returned to those where the tablespace is has only five or ten percent free space available. The point that we want you to get here is that there are a number of different ways of looking at this tablespace data and querying the data dictionary, but you have to dig into the data dictionary and learn it before you will be able to find such queries.

For a complete set of Oracle tablespace scripts, try the Oracle Script collection.  It's over 600 ready-to-run Oracle dictionary scripts.


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