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My disk is full so I delete oracle temp files to gain space. I use oragle 10g with CentOS release 4.4 Operation System.

First Search temp files

SELECT tablespace_name, file_name, bytes FROM dba_temp_files WHERE tablespace_name = 'TEMP';

Delete temp files (6 files)

alter database TEMPFILE '/oracle/oradata/ral/temp0X.dbf' drop including datafiles;

but now i can´t create one file

ALTER TABLESPACE temp ADD TEMPFILE '/oracle/oradata/ral/temp01.dbf' SIZE 512m AUTOEXTEND ON NEXT 250m MAXSIZE 2048m;


ALTER TABLESPACE temp ADD TEMPFILE '/oracle/oradata/ral/temp01.dbf' SIZE 512m AUTOEXTEND ON NEXT 250m MAXSIZE 2048m
Informe de error:
Error SQL: ORA-01119: error create database file '/oracle/oradata/ral/temp01.dbf'
ORA-27044: no se ha podido escribir el bloque de cabecera del archivo
Linux-x86_64 Error: 28: No space left on device
Additional information: 3
01119. 00000 -  "error in creating database file '%s'"
*Cause:    Usually due to not having enough space on the device.

I have free space but I can not create the file. What is the problem?

Thanks in advance

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Run df on the box itself. Are you sure that other log files or applications are not filling the disk? – tristan Mar 12 '13 at 10:45
[root@server bin]# df (67829336 - 64939240 = 2890096 KB) S.ficheros /dev/hda 1k Block 67829336 Use 64939240 – Ibram Mar 12 '13 at 10:49
Start looking around for other culprits. What else runs on the server? Do you have any files in /var/log the are filling rapidly? Is this server usually near capacity? – tristan Mar 12 '13 at 10:51
Althought disk is not full, availability of free space is 0. I still looking culprits. Thanx – Ibram Mar 12 '13 at 11:48
What do you mean the disk is not full? P.s. I'm converting this to an answer, please accept if you think that this has answered your question. – tristan Mar 12 '13 at 11:55
up vote 0 down vote accepted

Run df on the box -- your disk likely does not have free space available.

See this related StackOverflow answer regarding Oracle not resulting in the freeing of disk space:

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Some amount of space is reserved for the system (root user) by default.

The following will set reserved space to 0 blocks, so that all free space will be available to users (and thus Oracle).

tune2fs -m 0 /dev/sdb1

Replace sdb1 with the device in question.

Running df should now confirm that the space is indeed available for use.

This is probably not advisable on the root or /var filesystems, also know that completely filling up any ext filesystem may cause performance issues down the road, due to fragmentation.

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