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Low performance after database caches cleared



The database buffer caches were cleared without stopping application server. After this the application became slow to respond. Is this expected behavior?

Error Messages

Not applicable

Steps to Reproduce

Clear database buffer cache.

Root Cause

A defect or configuration issue in the operating environment:  The database caches were cleared.


Here’s the explanation for the reported behavior:

The performance issue is due to the loss of the database caches.  Until those are rebuilt, performance will be degraded. 

​ A rolling restart can be done but will have no effect on this.


Published November 24, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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