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Chapter 6 Oracle Tablespace and File Internals Scripts

TELE_DBA   LOAD_TEST        11    128257     25600    100.00
SYSTEM     PARTITION_TEST   11    153857       260      1.02
SYSTEM     PARTITION_TEST   11    154117       260      1.02
SYSTEM     PARTITION_TEST   11    154377       260      1.02
free space                  11    154637     24564     95.95

Oracle10g Tablespace Renaming

In Oracle10g, you can simply rename a tablespace TBS01 to TBS02 by issuing the following command:


You must follow the rules when renaming a tablespace:

  • You must set compatibility level to at least 10.0.1.

  • You cannot rename the SYSTEM or SYSAUX tablespaces.

  • You cannot rename an offline tablespace.

  • You cannot rename a tablespace that contains offline datafiles.

  • Rename a tablespace does not changes its tablespace identifier.

  • Rename a tablespace does not change the name of its datafiles.

Tablespace Rename Benefits

Tablespace rename provides the following benefits:

  • It simplifies the process of tablespace migration within a database.

  • It simplifies the process of transport a tablespace between two databases.


Example 1: Rename a tablespace within a database

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