13.5. Leveraging Resumable Space Allocation

Until Resumable Space Allocation was introduced in Oracle 9i, you had to implement workarounds to prevent a long-running operation from failing from a space-related error condition, for example, artificially splitting up a job into smaller pieces so that a failure of one piece of the job would not require you to rerun the earlier parts of the job. Using Resumable Space Allocation, your developers can design their applications from a logical transaction point of view and give you an opportunity to fix the out-of-space condition while the application's long-running operation is temporarily suspended.

In the following sections, we will give you an overview of the Resumable Space Allocation architecture, ...

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