Have you ever had to make fundamental changes to a table in Oracle, but haven't been able to get any downtime? I'm talking things like:
* Dropping columns
* Shrinking allocated space
* Removing chained blocks and restoring the PCTFREE
Checking the Alert Log in AWS RDS Oracle can be a pain through their user interface. I made a script to download the Alert Log, look for errors, and email me the trace files. In this article I'll describe what I did and share my script.