OraSnap provides Oracle snapshot-based performance
and statistics gathering. It takes
a very different approach to database administration and tuning from
the tools we’ve looked at so far. OraSnap consists of a set of
specialized SQL scripts that produce
HTML output that can be
used by a web browser. The product works somewhat like
, Oracle’s own new
snapshot-based tool; statspack builds upon the
script, which provides report-based functionality.
Stewart McGlaughlin, the author of OraSnap, started work on this program back in 1998. The first version of OraSnap was released in December 1998, and, after various revisions and changes, the hallowed 1.0.0 version was quickly released to great acclaim. The latest OraSnap version (v2.2.1) was released in April 2000, and that version is compatible with Oracle Versions 7.3 through 8.1.5. The program will continue to be updated to keep the data dictionary views and other information up to date as Oracle9i reaches release. As of January 2001, the latest release of OraSnap, v2.3.3, is available with lots of new features.
The main web site for OraSnap is:
You’ll find a lot of other useful Oracle links and references at this site as well:
This out-of-the-box tool is really Win32-based, but with a little work it can be made to run under Unix too. That’s because OraSnap basically consists ...