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Chapter 7 Oracle Storage and Object Internal Scripting  

inline with other data if less than 4000 bytes in length or in a special form of storage known as LOB storage if greater than 4000 bytes in length. In most operating systems LOBs can be up to 4 gigabytes in length if stored out-of-line using LOB storage.

However, in order to ensure that proper parameters have been used to set up the LOBs and LOB storage in your database you must use two basic DBA views:

DBA_SEGMENTS - Information on lob segments used in the database
DBA_LOBS - Information on lob storage areas.

An example report to show all lob segments not owned by SYS or SYSTEM and several other default Oracle users is shown below. You need to monitor LOB segments to be sure that:

1. The aren't collocated with base tables
2. They don't have excessive extents

These two items will prevent excessive IO causing hot blocking in your base tablespace. Poor (read:default) settings for LOB storage clauses will lead to bad LOB performance, always tune LOB storage. Always provide a LOB storage clause for any table using lobs in case the lob size exceeds 4000 bytes.


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