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  1. #1
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    Oct 2002

    conntiguous, logical or physical

    from "http://www.dbasupport.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=35360&perpage=10&highlight=coalesce&pagenumber=1"

    They might be logically contiguous within Oracle, but physicaly (on disk) they are almost certain not to be. That's one of the reasons why the benefits of small number of extents in nonsense

    hi, just want to clarify the above. When oracle wants a new extent, all it needs is a free contiguous logical extent and doesnt matter whether this is contiguous on the physical side of things ?


  2. #2
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    Jun 2000
    Madrid, Spain
    as long as the space is logically contiguos it's fine for Oracle

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