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  • Copyright 2006 Quest Software Toad Tips & Tricks for DBAs Bert Scalzo, Domain Expert, Oracle Solutions
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  • 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: Oracles Technology Network (OTN) Oracle Magazine, Oracle Informant PC Week (eWeek) Articles for: Dell Power Solutions Magazine The Linux Journal
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  • 2 Books by Author Coming in 2008
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  • 3 Agenda Quick Toad History Toad options & bundles for DBAs How to leverage Toad for DBAs Key Database Admin Interfaces & Utilities Some non-obvious yet very useful tidbits Some slides, but mostly live demo of Toad
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  • History Oct 98 v5 Initial Quest release. Yahoo! Groups and 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
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  • 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!!!
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  • TOAD DBA Suite for Oracle
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  • Tuning Checklist
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  • DB Menus New DB Browser Eliminates need for most of these!
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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 & email results Log Miner Filter Options -> Undo Operation Send SQL to Editor Use Save As for undo commands ***VERY POWERFUL UTILITY***
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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 !!!
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  • 15 Thank you Please offer any questions or comments Remember: Like the old Prego spaghetti sauce TV commercial Its in there Toads 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