"Better" is debatable here. I'm quite happy with my script to monitor and send alerts - very simple, reliable and customizable (more so than DB Console or Grid Control on all three accounts, in my opinion). From: amit bansal [mailto:amit.bansal82@xxxxxxxxx] As mentioned earlier, you can query the tables using a cron and send a mail..better option is to license diagnostic pack.. ________________________________ Privileged/Confidential Information may be contained in this message or attachments hereto. Please advise immediately if you or your employer do not consent to Internet email for messages of this kind. Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to the official business of this company shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by it.