I got a question about how I would change the Prefstat Statspack job in Oracle to run at 15 minute increments during the day when OLTP transactions are occurring and then change it to run only onve every hour during off hours while batch is running. Since the user already had the PL\SQL to change the job my answer is to build that SQL into a shell script that is scheduled in CRON. Have two jobs. One that changes the time to once an hour and one that changes back to every fifteen minutes. In the script just make a connection to the DB, run the SQL, Log the changes and perhaps build in some logic to alert you if the changes were not made. Sounds pretty basic and I will try to work out the shell scripts and have them posted tomorrow.
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