Oracle database administration is a complex and stressful job. In a series of easy-to-use checklists, this concise pocket reference summarizes the enormous number of tasks you must perform as an Oracle DBA. Each section takes a step-by-step "cookbook" approach to presenting DBA quick-reference material.The Oracle DBA Checklists Pocket Reference is divided into three major sections covering the main areas of an Oracle DBA's responsibilities:
Database management. Describes how to maintain existing databases (with a checklist of daily, weekly, and monthly activities), prepare new databases for production, and back up and recover databases (with checklists for how to recover tables, data files, index files, control files, rollback segments, and active and inactive redo logs).
Installation and configuration. Contains a summary of key procedures for installation on Unix, Windows NT, and VMS platforms. Also includes special steps for configuring a parallel database.
Network management. Helps with installing, configuring, and testing Net8 software on server and client machines. Tasks include confirming network availability and Net8 connectivity, verifying Net8 name resolution, configuring Net8 clients (with LDAP or Oracle Names), configuring Net8 on the server, configuring the Multi-Threaded Server (MTS), tracing client connections, and tracing the Net8 listener.
This book's quick-reference, step-by-step approach takes the stress out of DBA problem solving by making it easy to find the information you need--and find it fast.
Comments about O'Reilly Media Oracle DBA Checklists Pocket Reference:
If you are waiting for a detailed book, it is not for you. It is not SQL*Plus reference or Backup Recovery Guide. For example you can find what to do daily, weekly, and monthly but not how to do. On the other hand, it has great detail about recovery scenarios and some precautions to prevent fail of database and provide more availibility. The last but not least it is as small as it is told as pocket reference. And incorparating various subjects like configuring clients to use Oracle Names, confirming network availibility, installing on VMS platforms etc.