How to Create/Drop/Rename Tablespace in Oracle | Karan Rajpoot

In this article, you will get to know the step by step process of how we can Create/Drop/Rename Tablespace in Oracle.

Tablespace: –

Tablespaces are the first level of logical origination in your database. Data for Oracle tables, indexes, etc is stored in data files, but never when an object is defined, the object is associated with a file directly. All the time the Oracle objects are located in the tablespaces. The tablespaces are logical concepts and each tablespace is in relation with one or more physical file. So, when an object is created in a tablespace, the data will be stored automatically in the files associated with that tablespace.

In our database, we have several tablespaces which store our data: –

1) System Tablespace: – This tablespace is created automatically when the database is created. The SYSTEM tablespace is always online when the database is open.

2) Sysaux Tablespace: – Sysaux tablespace is also a mandatory tablespace and it is also created at the time of database creation. In this tablespace, some Oracle tools are stored and if this tablespace goes down then it does not affect the core functionality but some features will affect which uses this tablespace.

3) Undo Tablespace: –The undo tablespace will always hold the before-image of table data
for users.

There are the various purpose of undo tablespace: –

  • Providing read consistency for SQL queries
  • Rolling back unwanted active transactions
  • Recovering terminated transactions
  • Analyzing older data by using Flashback Query
  • Recovering from logical corruptions using the Flashback features

4) Temp Tablespace: – The temp tablespace is used to manage space for sorting purpose.

5) User Tablespace: –

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The user tablespace stores the actual data of the users, Which is owned by different schemas.

To Create/Drop/Rename Tablespace in Oracle we need to follow below examples: –

Examples: –

Status of Tablespace: –

1) Check how many tablespaces are present with the help of below command.

Command: – select ts#, name from v$tablespace;

How many tablespaces are present

Creation of tablespace

2) Now I will Create one more tablespace with the help of below command.

Command: – Create tablespace karan datafile ‘/u01/app/oracle/oradata/karan01.dbf’ size 50m;

Creation of tablespace

Now I can check from the above output, I have a new tablespace called Karan.

Renaming of Tablespace

3) Now I will rename my Karan tablespace to Karan01.

Command: – alter tablespace karan rename to karan01;

Now I can see from above output tablespace name has been changed from Karan to Karan01.

Deletion of Tablespace

4) Now I will drop my Karan01 tablespace.


Command: – drop tablespace karan01;

Deletion of tablespace

Now I can check from above output my Karan01 tablespace has been dropped successfully.

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How to Create Oracle Database Manually through the file system

How to create database through Graphical tool “DBCA” Database Configuration Assistant

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