Ora-01144 File Size exceeds maximum of 4194303 Blocks

Posted on 2010-11-17
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We have an Oracle DB where our main MRP system runs (IFS).
Currently on Oracle 9i –

Our main Tablespace IFSAPP_DATA is at 30gb when we noticed that it was slowing down.  So looking at the table space under the Oracle Enterprise Managment consle, we noticed that it was a 100%.

So, at first we attempted to change the DB size from 30GB to 40GB and got the error "Ora-01144 File Size (5376000 Blocks) exceeds maximum of 4194303 Blocks"

We have now changed the DB to 32gb and it is chuggin along nicely, but with 7 - 10 days or so, we'll be at the same stage again (i think).

Attached are the threee screen grabs showing (a) the General tab (b) Storage tab (c) error message from the console in a PDF file.

Hope someone can help Document1.pdf
Question by:thegiantsmurf

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With your current settings 32 G is probably the max size for the datafile
a quick work around would be to add an extra datafile to the tablespace.
Something like this (ensure that you have enough disk space for the max sizes)
alter tablespace IFSAPP_DATA add datafile 'G:\oradata\afsl\ifsapp_data02.dbf' SIZE 128K AUTOEXTEND ON NEXT 128K MAXSIZE 10G;


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Ok. reading more into this : http://forums.oracle.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=1083307
We have reached the limit of the DB running at 8192 bytes per block.
Can I just change the block size, or do I need to export then re-import at a different size
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32G is not the limit of the entire database with an 8K block size.  That is the limit of a single data file.  As Rindbaek suggested, adding a data file to the tablespace should solve your problem.
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Add many small files to that tablespace. Keeping one big file is very bad practice. So agree with all other Experts - they are entirelly correct. Big files also are fragmented in different extents that makes them slow. Also backup and restore are complex and dangerous. There is no benefit from keeping big files.

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