Options for Repairing Data Block Corruption - Oracle 10g

Oracle Database provides different methods for detecting and correcting data block corruption. One method of correction is to drop and re -create an object after the corruption is detected. However, this is not always possible or desirable. If data block corruption is limited to a subset of rows, another option is to rebuild the table by selecting all data except for the corrupt rows.

Yet another way to manage data block corruption is to use the DBMS _REPAIR package. You can use DBMS _REPAIR to detect and repair corrupt blocks in tables and indexes. Using this approach, you can address corruptions where possible, and also continue to use objects while you attempt to rebuild or repair them.

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