Grow wise about Oracle and get going with the leading database software!
Are you a seasoned system administrator charged with setting up an Oracle database? Or did you suddenly become a DBA by default? Either way, this book will guide you through the mysteries of Oracle and database administration. Here are the nuts and bolts of creating an Oracle database, implementing it, and keeping it running in tiptop form.
Build it — learn the building blocks behind the database engine and understand Oracle's physical and logical structures
Prepare for takeoff — review the hardware, software, system, and storage requirements for implementation
Know your environment — recognize and accommodate the differences between Oracle installations on Windows and on Linux/UNIX
Defend it — assess potential threats to your database, configure Oracle Recovery Manager, and create backup and recovery procedures
Maintain it — know the daily and intermittent tasks necessary to keep your database running properly
Head off trouble — implement the system troubleshooting methodology, use Oracle database logs, and explore other diagnostic utilities
Manage it — monitor with Oracle Enterprise Manager
Open the book and find:
Two ways to manage your database
What tablespaces are and how to use them
How to automate jobs with the Oracle Scheduler
Ten common installation tips
How to use SQL in Oracle
When to use online, offline, control file, and archive log backups