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4. Tablespaces and Data Files

Michelle Malcher1  and Darl Kuhn2
Huntley, IL, USA
Morrison, CO, USA

The term tablespace is something of a misnomer, in that it’s not just a space for tables. Rather, a tablespace is a logical container that allows you to manage groups of data files, the physical files on disk that consume space. Once a tablespace is created, you can then create database objects (tables and indexes) within tablespaces, which results in space allocated on disk in the associated data files.

A tablespace is logical in the sense that it is only visible through data dictionary views (such ...

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