Checking the Overall Health of a Database

Probably the most important and routine task that any DBA could do is to check on the relative health of their databases. What they want is a one-stop shop report that details exceptions to normal thresholds. In short, they want to click a button and see simple output of only those things that require their attention. Moreover, many DBAs would also like to automate such exception reporting. They would like to receive such reports automatically every morning by e-mail, so that they can start their day with a cup of coffee and a clean review of all their databases’ health.

TOAD offers this capability through its Database Health Check screen, shown in Figure 5.21 and launched from the main menu at DBA, ...

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