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Oracle9i Database Reference
Release 2 (9.2)

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Parameter type


Default value


Parameter class


Range of values

true | false

TAPE_ASYNCH_IO controls whether I/O to sequential devices (for example, backup or restore of Oracle data to or from tape) is asynchronous--that is, whether parallel server processes can overlap I/O requests with CPU processing during table scans. If your platform supports asynchronous I/O to sequential devices, Oracle Corporation recommends that you leave this parameter set to its default. However, if the asynchronous I/O implementation is not stable, you can set TAPE_ASYNCH_IO to false to disable asynchronous I/O. If your platform does not support asynchronous I/O to sequential devices, this parameter has no effect.

See Also:

Oracle9i Database Performance Tuning Guide and Reference for more information on asynchronous I/O and on setting this parameter