Oracle Database 10g DBA Handbook

The Essential Resource for all Oracle Database Administrators.

Writtenby Kevin Loney and Bob Bryla

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ISBN: 0072231459

Pages: 709

Publisher: Osborne McGraw

Topic: Oracle DBA

Rating: 4 out of 5 – (4 out of 5)

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This new version of the DBA Handbook start with covering the Oracle Database architecture and then moves on to how to upgrade to Oracle 10g from either Oracle 8.0.6, 8.1.7, 9.0.1 or 9.2.

The main difference I found with Oracle 10g is that all your DBA tasks can be carried out using the now solely browser based Oracle Enterprise Manager. It is this browser based OEM that is used for a lot of the examples within this book, so if you are a DBA who still loves using the command line, this book will tell you everything you need to know about10g but will show you how to do it using the browser based OEM and the command to a certain extent, which should make your life easier, although I do not agree with only using tools, it is always good to keep a ‘hands on’ approach using the command line.

There are essential chapters covering physical database layouts and storage management, managing transactions, database tuning, database security and auditing, real application clusters (RAC), Recovery Manager (RMAN) and Oracle Data Guard.

There are also insiteful chapters covering managing distributed databases, very large databases (VLDB) and details on Oracle Net.

If you are a new or established DBA or developer then this book will give you an excellent grounding on how the Oracle 10g Database works and how to upgrade your current database to 10g. You will also learn about the latest Oracle database features to ensure your database is dependable, robust, secure and extensible.

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