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Connor McDonald

Thanks for the question, Ebrahim.

Asked: May 21, 2024 - 10:24 pm UTC

Last updated: May 23, 2024 - 2:50 am UTC

Version: 19c

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Dear Tom,

I am temporarily supporting a RAC, ASM database on 19c.
I have to create a new tablespace.
For the existing tablespaces I see that datafile names look like +IPAG_DATA/t5cnp1db/datafile/avos_dat.362.1067066741

I understand that +IPAG_DATA is the asm diskgroup name.
t5cnp1db is database sid and avos_dat stands for the AVOS application whose data resides on this tablespace/datafile.
What are the numbers 362 and 1067066741 ?

for the new tablespace, I want to follow the same pattern, I can use my datafile name as
but how to get those numbers on my new datafile?

Thank you for your help!

and Connor said...

There are Oracle managed files hence the name is generated.

Thus you would simply do:

create tablespace my_new_tablespace;

and the file name is taken care of for you.

Details here: