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::ksdwrt in Oracle and workarround in PostgreSQL::

In Oracle we do have ksdwrt for writing the customized alters into alert_log file as well trace files.
These customized log information is very usefull to DBA while monitoringthe servers.

Step 1:-
exec dbms_system.ksdwrt(2,CURRENT_DATE||'::NOTIFY:: '||' ****** Disk Space IS Very Less ... 90% Full

PL/SQL procedure successfully completed.

Step 2:-
SQL> select name,value from v$parameter where name='background_dump_dest';


Step 3:-
From alertdinesh_log

Fri Nov 11 02:33:07 2011
11-NOV-11::NOTIFY:: ****** Disk Space IS Very Less ... 90% Full ******

In PostgreSQL, we don't have that feature. So,please find the below work arround for this in PostgreSQL.

Step 1:-
select pg_file_write('pg_log/'||filename,$1,true)
pg_ls_dir AS filename,
pg_size_pretty((pg_stat_file('pg_log/' || pg_ls_dir)).size),
(pg_stat_file('pg_log/' || pg_ls_dir)).modification
(pg_stat_file('pg_log/' || pg_ls_dir)).isdir = false
modification DESC LIMIT 1
) as sub;

Step 2:-
postgres=# SELECT pg_log_write((SELECT NOW())||' ::NOTIFY:: '||E' ****** Disk Space IS Very Less ... 90% Full ****** \n');

Step 3:-
$ tail -100f postgresql-2011-10-20_043319.log

2011-10-20 05:25:04.214368+05:30 ::NOTIFY:: ****** Disk Space IS Very Less ... 90% Full ******


  1. It works! Thanks a lot for this excellent article.
    Benny Rutten, Flanders, Belgium


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