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SAP R/3 Handbook, Third Edition, 3rd Edition by Jim Keogh, Jose Hernandez, Franklin Martinez

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Database Space Management

The database space in a SAP system is a central resource that must be monitored and taken care of continuously in a productive environment. A database standstill due to lack of space, for example, can lead to data loss. Therefore, it is best practice to monitor the data files and their growth constantly with monitors within the system or other utilities, if available. Such utilities and the indicators to look at depend heavily on the database platform. As an example, we will explain a few features of the utilities designed for an Oracle database.

The data in a SAP system using Oracle as its database are distributed over so called tablespaces, which are logical containers of one or more data files where the actual data ...

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