Monday, August 29, 2011


You can gather statistics for a schema as follows:

ORACLE 9 > sqlplus '/ as sysdba'

SQL*Plus: Release - Production on Thu Sep 16 10:31:39 2010

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Connected to:
Oracle9i Enterprise Edition Release - Production
With the Partitioning option
JServer Release - Production

SQL> exec dbms_stats.gather_schema_stats(ownname=>'SYS');

PL/SQL procedure successfully completed.

SQL> exec dbms_stats.gather_schema_stats(ownname=>'SYSTEM');

PL/SQL procedure successfully completed.


You used to be told not to analyze tables owned by SYS. However, we found that this was required before exporting constraints etc. from a production database during an upgrade from Oracle 9 to 11. It reduced the time taken from 2 to 3 hours down to 5 minutes.

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