Re: Long term AWR retention

  • From: Gaja Krishna Vaidyanatha <gajav@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Hemant.Chitale@xxxxxx" <Hemant.Chitale@xxxxxx>, "Brandon.Allen@xxxxxxxxxxx" <Brandon.Allen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 08:24:08 -0800 (PST)

Hemant et. al,
Check out - $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/admin/catawrtb.sql -- The developers have 
documented this in great clarity :) - the fact that the partition check is 



Gaja Krishna Vaidyanatha,
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From: "Chitale, Hemant Krishnarao" <Hemant.Chitale@xxxxxx>
To: Brandon.Allen@xxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2011 9:49 PM
Subject: RE: Long term AWR retention

The Diagnostic Pack in EE and the Partitioning Option in EE are separate.

So, if you have the Diagnostic Pack, you can use AWR.
Nevertheless, without the Partitioning Option, you cannot create your own 
Partitioned tables, but, in theory, can live with AWR's Partitioned Tables
(until some bean-counter from Licence Management takes the licence 
documentation literally and doesn't accept your explanation of an "internal 

One more way for Oracle to "catch" you off-guard. However, I hope that Gaja can 
point us to documentation which clarifies that AWR's Partitioned Tables are 
exempt from licensing requirements.

We had a similar discussion earlier about the Diagnostic+Tuning parameter being 
enabled by default in 11g

Hemant K Chitale 

-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Allen, Brandon
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2011 12:16 PM
To: Gaja Krishna Vaidyanatha; sacrophyte@xxxxxxxxx; oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Long term AWR retention

But if you're only licensed for Standard Edition, then you can't (legally) use 
AWR anyway since you can't license the Diagnostics Pack with SE, right, or did 
they change that?

From: Gaja Krishna Vaidyanatha [mailto:gajav@xxxxxxxxx]

It is also useful to note that EVEN if you are only licensed for Oracle 
Standard Edition (where database partitioning is not included), the relevant 
AWR tables and indexes are in fact partitioned. The script that creates the 
relevant WRH$ tables, sets an event for the session that is creating the 
tables/indexes to "disable the partition check". This enables the creation of 
partitioned tables/indexes for AWR.


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