The Multifunctioning DBA

Feb 2 2009   4:18PM GMT

Oracle Statspack Help

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

Recently I received an email from Ram. It said the following:

I am ram,I have a question regarding development DBA.I need to Optimize SQL and PL/SQL Queries.I need to analyze statspack and some knowledge transfer regarding Data Mining.Can you please help me regarding these concepts.

My company is using 9i Release 2 on an unix flavour.I can give you more information regarding this if i have any of of ur mail ID’s or chatting ID’s.

Thanks for ur time.i will be waiting for ur response.

Thanks & Regards,

Rakesh

To this I replied that I may not be able to help with every aspect of this question. I will try to do what I can. I pointed Ram to the http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/itanswers/ site in hopes that he would be able to ask the question there and get help with some of the things that I am not going to be much help with. Since I am not a developer, I am not very proficient in PL\SQL however I am learning more and more all the time. I also am not going to be able to help much with DataMining. I think, however, that I will be able to help with the statspack info. From the question I can only assume that Ram has the statspack job set up and running and collecting data. I can tell you that in my production system I have this job running every fifteen minutes and I am keeping 2 weeks worth of snaps. Here is a link to the Oracle site that will help you run the reports from the information gathered.

http://download-west.oracle.com/docs/cd/B10501_01/server.920/a96533/statspac.htm

If this does not help then please let me know what you are having trouble with and I will be glad to help you out with that. Just goto http://sysadminsmith.com/ and click the Submit a Question link.

Thanks for the question Ram.

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