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Gavin Soorma
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Unix for the DBA

How to kill all similar processes with single command (in this case opmn)


ps -ef | grep opmn |grep -v grep | awk ‘{print $2}’ |xargs -i kill -9 {}

Locating Files under a particular directory
find . -print |grep -i test.sql
 Using AWK in UNIX

To remove a specific column of output from a UNIX command – for example to determine the UNIX process Ids for all Oracle processes on server (second column)

ps -ef |grep -i oracle |awk '{ print $2 }'
Changing the standard prompt for Oracle Users

Edit the .profile for the oracle user

PS1="`hostname`*$ORACLE_SID:$PWD>"
 Display top 10 CPU consumers using the ps command
/usr/ucb/ps auxgw | head -11
 Show number of active Oracle dedicated connection users for a particular ORACLE_SID
ps -ef | grep $ORACLE_SID|grep -v grep|grep -v ora_|wc -l
 Display the number of CPU’s in Solaris
psrinfo -v | grep "Status of processor"|wc -l
Display the number of CPU’s in AIX
lsdev -C | grep Process|wc -l
Display RAM Memory size on Solaris
prtconf |grep -i mem
Display RAM memory size on AIX

First determine name of memory device

lsdev -C |grep mem

then assuming the name of the memory device is ‘mem0’

lsattr -El mem0
Swap space allocation and usage
Solaris : swap -s or swap -l
Aix : lsps -a
 Total number of semaphores held by all instances on server
ipcs -as | awk '{sum += $9} END {print sum}'
View allocated RAM memory segments
ipcs -pmb
Manually deallocate shared memeory segments
ipcrm -m '<ID>'
 Show mount points for a disk in AIX
lspv -l hdisk13
 Display amount of occupied space (in KB) for a file or collection of files in a directory or sub-directory
du -ks * | sort -n| tail
Display total file space in a directory
du -ks .
 Cleanup any unwanted trace files more than seven days old
find . *.trc -mtime +7 -exec rm {} \;
 Locate Oracle files that contain certain strings
find . -print | xargs grep rollback
 Locate recently created UNIX files (in the past one day)
find . -mtime -1 -print
 Finding large files on the server (more than 100MB in size)
find . -size +102400 -print
Crontab :

To submit a task every Tuesday (day 2) at 2:45PM

45 14 2 * * /opt/oracle/scripts/tr_listener.sh > /dev/null 2>&1

To submit a task to run every 15 minutes on weekdays (days 1-5)

15,30,45 * 1-5 * * /opt/oracle/scripts/tr_listener.sh > /dev/null 2>&1

To submit a task to run every hour at 15 minutes past the hour on weekends (days 6 and 0)

15 * 0,6 * * opt/oracle/scripts/tr_listener.sh > /dev/null 2>&1

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