What is db_file_multiblock_read_count used for?
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What is db_file_multiblock_read_count used for?


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Data Loss Prevention Enforce


With in the initialization parameters used in the the Symantec DLP database template, there is a parameter called db_file_multiblock_read_count.  What is this and what is the recommended setting?


The db_file_multiblock_read_count is the maximum number of blocks read during an 
I/O operation involving a full sequential scan.

The value is listed in kilobytes. So, a value of 32 would be 32K and implies that 

references to the dbf files would be in 4 block gulps. This means really high physical

read counts.

The recommended size for Symantec DLP is 16k or 16.