How to Check Database Growth in Oracle

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Last Updated on September 16, 2022

The question of how to check database growth in Oracle is a common one. You can do this using scripts. You can get a report for the day, week, month or year at a glance. But how do you determine how large your database is? Here are some ways to do so. In this article, we’ll look at the monthly report, the snapshot level, and the e-mailable report.

Reports are a critical

Oracle provides a tool called the Data Dictionary which has reports for different parts of the data dictionary. For example, if you want to check the amount of space taken up by objects stored in the recycle bin, you can run a report that shows the space usage. Moreover, this tool has an ability to display the number of objects which are in the recycle bin. Hence, reports are an essential part of checking database growth in Oracle.

While implementing the Automatic Database Diagnostic Monitor, make sure you are aware of your data and the performance of the database. The DDDM can help you to monitor database performance and identify bottlenecks and other signs of problems. But you should remember that this tool requires constant attention. The following 10 metrics are very useful for monitoring Oracle. If you use them, you will have a better understanding of which ones are more important for your business.

The SPACE_ALLOC parameter identifies the number of bytes that are allocated to an object in a tablespace. It is also important to check the QUALITY parameter, which indicates a match between the interval in which you requested the statistics and the actual recording. For instance, the reporting interval for an object’s size is never guaranteed, since it varies over time and by object.


There are a few ways to find out how much your database is growing. Most of us have at some point tried calculating it using DBA_HIST_SEG_STAT. The output of this query will be the total database growth per month, based on awr SNAPSHOTS and PRIOD. However, you can also use SQL statements to find out the growth rate of tables by tablespace.

In a DBA’s case, the key table growth report is very useful for planning. This report is useful for the capacity planning and ordering of more hardware. It shows how many MBs each table has grown in a given month. It’s also useful for business managers to determine how much additional hardware needs to be purchased. However, this data analysis is only possible if you’re familiar with SQL. To check database growth in Oracle, you can run the following job.

To check database growth at the tablespace level, you can use the DBA_HIST views. These views are part of the Diagnostics Pack and can be accessed only by licensed users. There is another method of tracking database growth manually. This method is called dba_hist_tbspc_space_usage. By viewing this tablespace usage history, you can get a better idea of how much space will be used in the future. Using this information, you can determine whether your database will grow more or less than it did in the past.


If you want to find out how much your database is growing each month, you can run a query on DBA_HIST_SEG_STAT. This will give you the growth of the database at tablespace level. You can use the monthly output to check if your database is growing as fast as it should. Here are some examples of how to check the growth of your database. You can also use a script to see how much growth your tablespace is experiencing.

To check the growth of a database, you can use a script. This will calculate the size of the DB and report the growth in day, week, or month. This way, you can correlate your growth to business operations or troublesome code. This is especially helpful when you are running multiple database instances at once. However, if you don’t want to use a script, you can manually check the growth of your database with the RESIZED tablespace date format.

snapshot level

There are several ways to view the growth of your Oracle database. There are also more complex reports that give you a fuller picture of how much the database is growing. Each data file has a side file, which is referred to as a sparse file. This side file is allocated space for the modified data within the database file. It does not include the allocation for the remaining data. Each database file also has a side page table, which stores data validity, indicator bits, and the in-memory bit map.

Although database snapshots are faster than backups, they cannot replace a regular backup and restore procedure. Object-level restores are not possible if the source database has been lost. Without the source files, it’s impossible to reference a database snapshot, so it’s best to use a backup and restore process. Database snapshots are also useful for historical reference and reporting. This article will teach you how to view your database growth snapshot level in Oracle.

The process of capturing database history topics is called incremental snapshotting. This snapshotting mechanism is based on the DDD-3 design document. The incremental snapshotting mode captures tables in phases. A snapshot is captured in chunks with configurable sizes. The chunk size determines the number of rows that are captured during a fetch operation. Default chunk size is 1KB. By viewing this snapshot level, you can determine if it’s time to perform a full ad hoc snapshot.


If you have a large database that is growing beyond your control, you might want to look at the growth of your objects on a monthly basis. To do this, you can use a database growth script. These scripts list database objects and tablespaces by size. Then, you can check the growth of objects and tables. Using this information, you can decide which objects to grow further. In this article, I’ll show you how to check object-level database growth in Oracle.

If you’re not sure how to check object-level database growth in Oracle, you can use time-series segment statistics to see how much data grows in each object or tablespace. You can see changes in block size within tables, and you can track schema growth with Oracle views. However, these views don’t show you a comparison chart. You can use these growth reports to find the causes for the growth and make necessary changes.

To determine if your database is using a lot of space, you can view the details of the datafile size in Oracle. You can look at the dba_segments view, or the top segment of the database. For instance, if your database has partitioned tables, you can see their partition size by using the following script. You can also check the size of the schema by running the following script.


The RESIZED tablespace date format provides a quick view of the growth of a database. This type of date can be used to correlate database growth to business operation and troublesome code. To check how much space is being consumed by various objects in a tablespace, compare the next extent to the largest free chunk of space in that tablespace. If the next extent is bigger than the available free space, the tablespace must automatically expand to accommodate the object.

The “tablespace” status is the logical container for the physical storage requirements of an Oracle database. This section shows the details of all tablespaces in a database, including the percent of free space, as well as whether the tablespaces are able to automatically grow. If the free space is low, you should take action. You can view this information in a tablespace’s AWR.

To find out how much free space is available, monitor the fragmentation of your tablespaces. If you see chunks of free space in multiple locations, your tablespace is fragmented. This is called “honeycomb fragmentation” or “bubble fragmentation,” and can indicate the need for an overhaul of your database’s design. If you can’t detect a problem, try adjusting the PCTINCREASE parameter.

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