V$ access for production support

  • From: "Herring Dave - dherri" <Dave.Herring@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "oracle-l" <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 2 Sep 2006 10:42:36 -0500

I frequently run into situations where production support folks
(basically former developers converted to support their code now in
production) would like to find more information out about what's going
on within the database, yet don't have access to do so.  For example,
one weekly process performs a rather large DELETE.  Ideally they'd have
access to V$TRANSACTION and V$SESSION to get basic transaction
information to track progress when it seems to be running long, but I'm
reluctant to start granting access to V$ views on a production database.


Another option is to create a wrapper procedure that runs a hardcoded
query against V$ views, running as privileged user.  But before I go
this route I thought I'd check with you all on what you've done, on what
would be the "best practice" for something like this.  This kind of
additional access for others is new for me because normally its
completely locked down.  But, my current client has a rather complex
setup and it'd actually help me a bit if others could perform monitoring
without me having to be the bottleneck.


Thanks in advance for any feedback/examples.


BTW, this is for Tru64 5.1 and RHEL4 running Oracle9.2.0.6 and




Dave Herring, DBA

Acxiom Corporation

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Downers Grove, IL 60515

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