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UTLBSTAT at startup, UTLESTAT at shutdown

How would I execute UTLBSTAT at instance startup? How would I execute UTLESTAT at instance shutdown? I am using the Oracle supplied dbstart and dbshut scripts provided on Compaq TRU64 Unix 4.0f with Oracle 8.1.7 to start/stop the instance.

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Since you are using Oracle 8i, you can now use the AFTER STARTUP and BEFORE SHUTDOWN triggers. You can execute any code you wish in the PL/SQL blocks for those triggers.

Otherwise, you can just add a line in your dbstart or dbshut scripts which call a program to run UTLBSTAT or UTLESTAT. For instance, I have a script which can run UTLBSTAT as such:

#!/bin/csh
# stats_collect.sh
# by Brian Peasland
# 18 April 2002
# 
setenv PATH
/usr/openwin/bin:.:/usr/local:/usr/local/bin:/usr/ucb:/bin:/usr/bin:/etc:/usr/etc:/usr/sbin:/usr/dt/bin
setenv ORAENV_ASK NO

setenv ORACLE_SID $SID
source /usr/local/bin/coraenv
sqlplus system/manager @$ORACLE_HOME/utlbstat.sql 
You can make modifications for running UTLESTAT. Then just put one line in dbshut or dbstart to run this script for you!

One final note...UTLBSTAT/ESTAT are not nearly as good as 8i's new STATSPACK. STATSPACK gives you so much more information! You might want to look into using STATSPACK instead.

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This was first published in August 2002

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