Full Database Caching Mode in Oracle Database 12cR1 (188.8.131.52)
Under normal running the Oracle database decides what data to cache in the buffer cache. If there is not enough room, data can be aged out of the cache. In addition, Oracle may choose to bypass the buffer cache for some operations to prevent useful information being artificially aged out by a large read operation.
Oracle 12cR1 (184.108.40.206) introduces the concept of full database caching. If Oracle determines that the buffer cache is big enough to hold the entire database it will cache all blocks. In addition, full database caching mode can be forced.
Enable Force Full Database Caching Mode
Rather than letting Oracle determine if full database caching is appropriate, you can force the decision using the
ALTER DATABASE command.
If the database is open in this or any other instance you get an error message.
SQL> ALTER DATABASE FORCE FULL DATABASE CACHING; ALTER DATABASE FORCE FULL DATABASE CACHING * ERROR at line 1: ORA-01126: database must be mounted in this instance and not open in any instance SQL>
To force full database caching, you will need to do the following.
CONN / AS SYSDBA SHUTDOWN IMMEDIATE; STARTUP MOUNT; ALTER DATABASE FORCE FULL DATABASE CACHING; ALTER DATABASE OPEN;
After that, the change will be visible in the
SELECT force_full_db_caching FROM v$database; FOR --- YES SQL>
Disable Force Full Database Caching Mode
Disabling force full database caching mode follows a similar format.
CONN / AS SYSDBA SHUTDOWN IMMEDIATE; STARTUP MOUNT; ALTER DATABASE NO FORCE FULL DATABASE CACHING; ALTER DATABASE OPEN;
The change is reflected in the
SELECT force_full_db_caching FROM v$database; FOR --- NO SQL>
COMPATIBLEparameter must be set to 12.0.0 or higher.
- If you are using AMM (MEMORY_TARGET) or ASMM (SGA_TARGET) it is possible the buffer cache size will alter, making the cache too small to hold the entire database. Either size the memory parameters appropriately, or better still set the minimum size of the buffer cache by setting the
DB_CACH_SIZEparameter to an appropriately large value.
- There is no pre-emptive loading of objects. Instead, objects are cached as they are accessed.
- LOBs defines as NOCACHE can be cached when force full database cache mode is enabled. Under normal running they are not.
- Enabling force full database cache mode applied to the CDB and all PDBs when using the multitenant option.
- If you need to recovery your controlfile, you should check that force full database cache mode is still enabled.
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Hope this helps. Regards Tim...