3.2. Creating a New Temporary Tablespace

A temporary tablespace is responsible for various database sorting operations. A temporary tablespace is part of the physical database files, which the Oracle control file will expect to exist under normal operations. Because the temporary tablespace doesn't have any permanent objects stored within it, there is no change in the system change number (SCN) from the checkpoint process in the control file or file header. The database will continue to function normally, with the exception of creating temporary segments, which occurs when creating indexes or performing certain select statements. Because the temporary tablespace only has temporary data stored inside, this tablespace can be re-created and reassigned ...

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