Extending a Tablespace with BR*Tools


You can use BR*Tools for Oracle to extend a tablespace by adding a data file.

This section describes how you extend a tablespace with BR*Tools.

For more information on the approach to extending a tablespace, see Managing Tablespaces.



       1.      Start the procedure using BRGUI or BRTOOLS, or from the command line:

Ў        BRGUI or BRTOOLS:

                                                  i.       Choose Space Management ® Extend tablespace

BRGUI or BRTOOLS displays the menu BRSPACE options for tablespace extension, where you specify the options with which you call BRSPACE.

                                                ii.       Set the required options:

Menu Entry

Equivalent BRSPACE

Command Option

BRSPACE profile (profile)


Database user/password (user)


Tablespace name (tablespace)

-f tsextend -t|-tablespace

Confirmation mode (confirm)


Scrolling line count (scroll)


Message language (language)


BRSPACE command line (command)

This shows you the BRSPACE -f tsextend command that is to be executed using the current settings.

                                               iii.       Choose Continue.

BRGUI or BRTOOLS prompts you to start BRSPACE.

                                               iv.       Choose Continue to start BRSPACE.

Ў        Command line

You need to enter at least the following command:

brspace –f tsextend

You can enter more parameters, including the tablespace name, if required. For more information, see BRSPACE -f tsextend.

Whichever way you start the procedure – with BRGUI or BRTOOLS, or from the command line – you can take advantage of quick mode if you know the object name, in this case the tablespace name. For more information, see How to Use BR*Tools.

BRSPACE starts and you see a message that includes Start of BRSPACE processing. From now on, BRSPACE writes a detail log.

       2.      If you have already entered the tablespace name, continue with step 5 (quick mode).

BRSPACE displays the Tablespace extension main menu.

       3.      Choose Extend tablespace.

BRSPACE displays the list of tablespaces:

List Entry



List sequence number


Tablespace name


Number of data files / number of data files with autoextend

Total [KB]

Total size of all data files of the tablespace


Percentage of space in tablespace that is used

Free [KB]

Amount of space in tablespace that is free

ExtSize [KB]

Maximal size that the tablespace can be autoextended

       4.      Select a tablespace.

BRSPACE displays the menu Options for extension of tablespace.

       5.      Set the required options:

Menu Entry


Last added file name (lastfile)

– display only

The name of the last file that was added to the tablespace

Last added file size in MB (lastsize)

– display only

The size of the last file that was added to the tablespace

New file to be added (file)

-f tsextend -f|-file

Raw disk / link target (rawlink)

-f tsextend -r|-rawlink

Size of the new file in MB (size)

-f tsextend -s|-size

File autoextend mode (autoextend)

-f tsextend -a|-autoextend

Maximum file size in MB (maxsize)

-f tsextend -m|-maxsize

File increment size in MB (incrsize)

-f tsextend -i|-incrsize

SQL command (command)

The SQL command that is to be executed using the current settings. For more information, see your Oracle SQL documentation.

       6.      If required, repeat the previous step when prompted by BRSPACE with message BR1091I.

You can add up to five files to the selected tablespace by repeating the previous step.

For the file option, you can enter not only full path names, but also the sapdata path name, or just sapdata<N> to specify in which sapdata directory the file is to be located. BRSPACE automatically extends the incomplete file name to the full path name according to the SAP naming convention.

       7.      To start processing with the selected options, choose Continue.


Check the results in the BRSPACE logs.

·        The summary log space<DBSID>.logdisplays the return code.

·        The detail log s<encoded timestamp>.tse displays the details.

·        The structure change log struc<DBSID>.log logs all structure changes.

For more information on how to view the logs with BR*Tools, see Showing Logs and Profiles with BR*Tools.