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1 Copyright © 2006 Quest Software Toad Tips & Tricks for DBA’s Bert Scalzo, Domain Expert, Oracle Solutions

2 1 About the Author … Domain Expert & Product Architect for Quest Software Oracle Background: Worked with Oracle databases for over two decades (starting with version 4) Work history includes time at both “Oracle Education” and “Oracle Consulting” Academic Background: Several Oracle Masters certifications BS, MS and PhD in Computer Science MBA (general business) Several insurance industry designations Key Interests: Data Modeling Database Benchmarking Database Tuning & Optimization "Star Schema" Data Warehouses Oracle on Linux – and specifically: RAC on Linux Articles for: Oracle’s Technology Network (OTN) Oracle Magazine, Oracle Informant PC Week (eWeek) Articles for: Dell Power Solutions Magazine The Linux Journal

3 2 Books by Author … Coming in 2008 …

4 3 Agenda Quick Toad History Toad options & bundles for DBA’s How to leverage Toad for DBA’s Key Database Admin Interfaces & Utilities Some non-obvious yet very useful tidbits Some slides, but mostly live demo of Toad …

5 History Oct ‘98 v5 Initial Quest release. Yahoo! Groups and Toadsoft.com established. June ‘99 V6.1 Already has 70 distinct screens. Feb ’00 V6.3 Debugger, SQL Modeler, Oracle 8 object support. v6.5 DBA Module. April ‘01 v7.0 Toad Reports. Dec ‘01 v7.2 Script Manager, SQL*Loader Wizard. Oct ‘02 v7.4 Project Manager, QSR. May ‘03 v7.5 Team Coding, Data Grid support for advanced data types. Nov ‘03 v7.6 Session Browser, new toolbars. v8.0 XML Support, CodeXpert, Script Debugger. Rebranded – Toad for Oracle June ‘05July ‘04 v8.5 JIT Debugging, Citrix, RAC, enhanced 10g support. v8.6 Re-designed Modeler, M/D Brower, New Reporting Engine. Oct ’05 Dec ‘00 Apr ‘02 v7.3 HTML Schema Generator, CMD Line Support. Original Toad Freeware Toad for Oracle Freeware Update July ‘05 v9.0 Single Merged Editor. Improved CodeXpert integration. ASM, ADDM, AWR Mgt Oct ’06 v9.1 Policy Manager. Action Recall. Toad Tips Vista support. Jun ’07 v9.5 Integration with SQL Optimizer 7.2 Debugger, Profiler, Code Xpert enhancements. StatsPack Browser Oracle 11g support. Nov ’07 v9.6 Debugger into Standard, Schema Browser merged with DB Browser, integration with QCTO and TDM, Vulnerability Assessment in Health Check Apr ’08

6 Alternatives 1.Freeware 2.Toad for Oracle 3.Toad for Oracle + DB Admin Module 4.Toad DBA Suite for Oracle Lacks several dozen key DBA oriented features!!! 1.Toad For Oracle Xpert 2.Toad DB Admin Module 3.Toad Data Modeler 4.Benchmark Factory 5.Spotlight on Oracle!!!

7 TOAD DBA Suite for Oracle

8 Tuning Checklist

9 DB Menus New DB Browser Eliminates need for most of these!

10 Outline Options General Startup Executables Windows RMAN Templates DB Browser Reload from tnsnames Right Hand Mouse Menu Tree-view of non-schema objects Subset portion of Schema Browser Server & Multi-Select Cumulative Totals

11 Outline Session Browser What happened to Kill/Trace screen Configure, configure, configure New top-level “Waits” tab “Wait” hyper-links (displays info) Long-Ops Script Runner Organize your scripts Load into Editor Run in place & via Quest Script Runner Place useful scripts into main menu list Combine scripts to create new ones

12 Outline Health Check Can do multiple databases at once New Vulnerability Assessment (VA) New un/select by major category User can adjust the “Params” Can schedule & results Log Miner Filter Options -> Undo Operation Send SQL to Editor Use “Save As” for undo commands ***VERY POWERFUL UTILITY***

13 Outline TKPROF Interface Local files & FTP interface Handy – but see next item Trace File Browser For those who prefer wait event analysis based upon drilling into “Oracle Instrumentation Data” Why pay for $$$ for Hotsos Profiler ??? Tree-view into trace file SQL Statement, Explain Plan, Raw Data Query Summary graph Trace file header Open in external editor – but why

14 Outline Stats Pack Browser Nice, simple GUI to massive info pool Offers Wait Event Advice (to 10 events) Can run standard stats pack report Can schedule collections Can manage snapshots AWR Browser Same as above But must have OEM diagnostic pack Must use another screen for reports ADDM/AWR Reports That screen also offers Baseline mgmnt

15 Outline UNIX Monitor Database Monitor Database Probe Index Monitoring HTML Schema Doc Generator DBMS Redefinition Wizard Compare Data Compare Schemas Compare Databases SGA Trace Optimization Top Session Finder RAC – Toad does ASM & RAC too !!!

16 15 Thank you Please offer any questions or comments Remember: Like the old Prego spaghetti sauce TV commercial – “It’s in there”… Toad’s DBA options & bundles makes Toad = SQL Developer + OEM Test Drive Today: The Evaluation Copy Activates All Toad Features!!! Toad World: The single web portal for all things Toad …


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