Statistics Package (STATSPACK) Guide
(Doc ID 394937.1)
Last updated on JUNE 13, 2023
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 18.104.22.168 and later Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control - Version 5.0.0 to 5.0.0 [Release 5.0] Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later Information in this document applies to any platform.
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RDBMS version 10g offers a new and improved tool for diagnosing Database Perfromance issues. It is the Automated WorkLoad Repository (AWR). However, there are still a number of customers using statistics package (statspack) intially introduced in RDBMS version 8.1. The goal of this document is to further assist customers/engineers when installing and using the database performance tool Statspack.
During install of the RDBMS product, Oracle stores a document entitled spdoc.txt. The spdoc.txt file will be located in the following directory upon successful install of the RDBMS product 8.1.7 or higher: $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/admin/. The StatsPack README files (spdoc.txt) include specific updated information, and history on this tool as well as platform and release specific information that will help when installing and using this product.
A number of cutomers do not realize spdoc.txt is available on their systems, or would like to have it available through Oracle's Knowledge Repository for easy access. Therefore, the latest version, 10.2, spdoc.txt is published in this note. Please find below spdoc.txt for version 10.2 in it's entirety to help guide you through installation, and the most common issues you may encounter while running statspack.
Information in this document will help you with all versions of RDBMS statspack product. However, Oracle still suggests you go to your $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/admin/spdoc.txt to reference your statspack platform and version specific information on running statspack reports (i.e section 4 below).
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