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Oracle dbms_repair

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Don Burleson

The dbms_repair utility provides a mechanism to rebuild the impacted freelists and bitmap entries after fixing block corruption. This procedure recreates the header portion of the datafile, allowing Oracle to use the newly repaired blocks.

Below is the syntax for the rebuild_freelists procedure:

schema_name IN VARCHAR2,
partition_name IN VARCHAR2 DEFAULT NULL,

? schema_name - The name of the schema containing the object whose freelists need rebuilding.

? partition_name - The name of the partition or subpartition whose freelists are to be rebuilt.

? object_type - Either TABLE_OBJECT or INDEX_OBJECT as specified as an enumeration.

The dbms_repair package provides a new method of addressing ORA-600 errors dealing with block corruption. The utility is very easy to use and very functional. As described earlier, it is one of many potential solutions when resolving block corruption. dbms_repair does basically the same thing as analyze table - validate structure

For additional information on handling corruption, see the BC expert notes on corruption and see MOSC Note 1088018.1 - Handling Oracle Database Corruption Issues.

For more details on Oracle utilities, see the book "Advanced Oracle Utilities" by Bert Scalzo, Donald K. Burleson, and Steve Callan.

You can buy it direct from the publisher for 30% off directly from Rampant TechPress.




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