Showing Database Parameters with BR*Tools

Use

You can use BR*Tools   for Oracle to show information about database parameters.

Procedure

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       1.      Start the procedure using BRGUI or BRTOOLS, or from the command line:

Ў        BRGUI or BRTOOLS:

                                                  i.       Choose Instance Management ® Show database parameters

BRGUI or BRTOOLS displays the menu BRSPACE main options for showing database information, where you specify the options with which you call BRSPACE.

                                                ii.       Set the required options:

Menu Entry

Equivalent BRSPACE

Command Option

BRSPACE profile (profile)

-p|-profile

Database user/password (user)

-u|-user

Database parameter (parameter)

-f dbshow -p|-parameter

                                               iii.       Choose Continue.

BRGUI or BRTOOLS displays a further menu, Additional BRSPACE options for showing database information, where you specify the additional options with which you call BRSPACE.

Menu Entry

Equivalent BRSPACE

Command Option

Create log file (log)

-f dbshow -l|-log

Confirmation mode (confirm)

-c|-confirm

Scrolling line count (scroll)

-s|-scroll

Message language (language)

-l|-language

BRSPACE command line (command)

This shows you the BRSPACE -f dbshow -c dbparam command that is to be executed using the current settings.

                                               iv.       Choose Continue

BRGUI or BRTOOLS prompts you to start BRSPACE.

                                                 v.       Choose Continue to start BRSPACE.

Ў        Command line:

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Enter at least the following command:

brspace –f dbshow –c dbparam

You can enter more parameters if required. For more information, see BRSPACE -f dbshow.

BRSPACE starts and you see a message that includes Start of BRSPACE processing. From now on, BRSPACE writes a detail log if you set the option Create log file (parameter –l|-log).

If you started BRSPACE from the command line without the information class name (-c|-class) – that is, with brspace –f dbshow – BRSPACE displays the Show database information main menu.

Choose Show database instance information ® Show database parameters.

       2.      If you have already entered the parameter name, continue with step 4.

BRSPACE displays the List of database parameters:

List Entry

Meaning

Pos.

List sequence number

Parameter

Parameter name

Modif.

Modification attributes:

no – unmodifiable

yes – modifiable for the lifetime of an instance

spfile – modifiable in spfile

both – modifiable in spfile and for the lifetime of an instance

Spfile

Whether parameter is specified in spfile:

yes – parameter is specified

no – parameter is not specified

inst. – parameter is specified with an instance-specific value

Inst.

Database instance the parameter is set for:

* means all instances

Deft.

Whether parameter has default value, yes / no

Value

Current parameter value

       3.      To see more information, select one or more database parameters.

These examples apply only to input in character mode.

To select the first three entries in the list, enter 1-3.

To select the first and third entries, enter 1,3.

To select the first three entries and the fifth, enter 1-3,5.

To select all entries, enter 0.

BRSPACE displays Information about database parameter:

List Entry

Meaning

Parameter description (desc)

Parameter description from V$PARAMETER

Parameter type (type)

Type of parameter: boolean, string, integer, file

Modifiable attribut (modif)

See Modif. in table above

Defined in spfile (spfile)

Whether parameter is specified in spfile:

yes – parameter is specified

no – parameter is not specified

inst. – parameter is specified with an instance-specific value

Database instance (instance)

See Inst. in table above

Default value (default)

Whether parameter has default value, yes / no

Parameter value (value)

Current parameter value

Value in spfile (spfval)

Parameter value stored in spfile

Comment on update (comment)

Your comment on the parameter update

       4.      If you specified multiple parameters, choose Continue to scroll through.

Results

If you set the option Create log file (parameter –l|-log), check the results in the BRSPACE logs.

·        The summary log space<DBSID>.logdisplays the return code.

·        The detail log s<encoded timestamp>.dbw displays the details.

For more information on how to view the logs with BR*Tools, see Showing Logs and Profiles with BR*Tools.