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Installing Oracle STATSPACK

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Don Burleson

The installation steps for STATSPACK are relatively simple and straightforward. This chapter will walk you, step by step, through the installation and configuration of STATSPACK. We will be including a complete description of the following steps:

  • Creating the perfstat tablespace

  • Creating the perfstat user

  • Creating the tables

  • Installing the packages

  • Collecting data

  • Scheduling data collection snapshots with dbms_job

  • Testing your installation

Let's begin by reviewing the functions of each of these files. Several of the files call subfiles, so it helps if we organize the files as a hierarchy:

?        spcreate.sqlThis is the first install script run after you create the tablespace. It calls several subscripts:

?        spcsr.sqlThis script creates a user called PERFSTAT with the required permissions.

?        spctab.sqlThis creates the STATSPACK tables and indexes, owned by the PERFSTAT user.

?        spcpkg.sqlThis creates the PL/SQL package called STATSPACK with the STATSPACK procedures.

?        spauto.sqlThis script contains the dbms_job.submit commands that will execute a STATSPACK snapshot every hour.

?        spdrop.sqlThis script is used to drop all STATSPACK entities. This script calls these subscripts:

?        spdtab.sqlThis drops all STATSPACK tables and indexes.

?        spdusr.sqlThis script drops the PERFSTAT user.

?        spdoc.txtThis is a generic read-me file explaining the installation and operation of the STATSPACK utility.

?        spreport.sqlThis is the shell for the only report provided in STATSPACK. It prompts you for the start and end snapshots, and then produces an elapsed-time report.

?        sprepins.sqlThis is the actual SQL that produces the STATSPACK report.

?        sppurge.sqlThis is a script to delete older unwanted snapshots.

?        spuexp.parThis is a export parameter file to export all of the STATSPACK data.

?        sptrunc.sqlThis is a script to truncate all STATSPACK tables.

?        spup816.sqlThis is a script to upgrade pre-8.1.7 STATSPACK tables to use the latest schema. Note that you must export the STATSPACK schema before running this script.

?        spup817.sqlThis is a script to upgrade to Oracle 8.1.7 from Oracle 8.1.6.



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