How to delete or truncate Statspack data?

One can truncate data in STATSPACK or delete range of snaps stored.

To truncate STATSPACK data

Using $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/admin/sptrunc.sql, one can truncate STATSPACK data. To run the script you will need to connect as PERFSTAT user.

perfstat@TESTDB> @?/rdbms/admin/sptrunc.sql

Running sptrunc.sql removes ALL data from Statspack tables. You may
wish to export the data before continuing.

About to Truncate Statspack Tables
If would like to exit WITHOUT truncating the tables, enter any text at the
begin_or_exit prompt (e.g. &'exit&'), otherwise if you would like to begin
the truncate operation, press

Enter value for begin_or_exit:

To delete STATSPACK data – This will prompt for starting snap id and end snap id.
One can run the following SQL that will show all the snap ids on the current instance.
select s.snap_id
, to_char(s.snap_time,&' dd Mon YYYY HH24:mi:ss&') snap_date
, s.baseline
, s.snap_level #level#
, di.host_name host_name
, s.ucomment
from perfstat.stats$snapshot s
, perfstat.stats$database_instance di
, v$database v
, v$instance i
where s.dbid = v.dbid
and di.dbid = v.dbid
and s.instance_number = i.instance_number
and di.instance_number = i.instance_number
and di.startup_time = s.startup_time
order by di.db_name, i.instance_name, s.snap_id

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