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The Oracle Server Manager Release 2.3.2 Addendum supplements the Oracle Server Manager User's Guide, A30887-1.

This section describes the purpose and organization of the addendum and illustrates the conventions used in this guide. This section contains the following information:


Purpose of this Addendum

This addendum describes the new features and changes with release 2.3.2 of Oracle Server ManagerTM, Oracle's database administration tool. This addendum describes updates to Server Manager's graphical component (Server Manager/GUI) and line mode component (Server Manager/LineMode). This addendum supplements the Oracle Server Manager User's Guide and should be used with that guide.

Information in this addendum applies to Server Manager 2.3.2 running on Motif platforms.


Audience

This addendum is written for those who wish to use Oracle Server Manager to perform database administration tasks.

Knowledge Assumed of the Reader

This addendum assumes you are familiar with the administrative tasks you wish to perform. If you are not, refer to the Oracle7 Server documentation set. The Oracle7 Server documentation set contains specific and thorough descriptions of the database administration tasks you can perform with Server Manager. In addition, the Oracle7 Server documentation set provides recommendations on how to administer your database optimally.

If you have not yet read the introductory chapters of the Oracle7 Server Administrator's Guide, we recommend that you do so. These chapters describe the specific responsibilities of a database administrator.

Because Server Manager is available for several different Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs), this addendum also assumes that you are familiar with the operation of your GUI. Refer to the user interface documentation for your system, if necessary.


How the Oracle Server Manager Release 2.3.2 Addendum Is Organized

This addendum is divided into chapters, as described below.

Chapter 1: Introduction

This chapter provides a brief overview of Server Manager, enhancements to Server Manager release 2.3.2 with Oracle7 database release 7.3, and known Server Manager limitations.

Chapter 2: New Features and Updates

This chapter describes the new features and updates with Server Manager release 2.3.2 for Motif.


How to Use This Addendum

This Oracle Server Manager Release 2.3.2 Addendum has been designed to be used closely with the Oracle Server Manager User's Guide and the Oracle7 Server documentation set. While this addendum and Oracle Server Manager User's Guide show you how to use Server Manager to perform database administration tasks, the Oracle7 Server documentation set describes the reasons for and the implications of performing these tasks. Consequently, you should refer to the Oracle7 Server documentation set while using Server Manager to perform your administrative tasks.

Before using Server Manager, you should read Chapter 1, "Overview of Server Manager," in the Oracle Server Manager User's Guide. After reading the chapter, you may choose to proceed directly to those chapters that are relevant to the tasks you plan to perform using Server Manager.

Before using the Administration Manager, you should read Chapter 2, "Overview of the Administration Manager," in the Oracle Server Manager User's Guide. Chapter 2 provides an overview of the organization and user interface elements of the Administration Manager.


Conventions Used in This Addendum

The following sections explain the conventions used in this addendum.

Syntax Diagrams

The syntax diagrams in this addendum show the complete syntax for the Server Manager commands. Syntax diagrams are composed of these items:

Keywords Keywords are words that have special meanings. In the syntax diagrams in this addendum, keywords appear in uppercase. When you specify them, they can be in uppercase or lowercase, but they must be used exactly as they appear in the syntax diagram.

Parameters Parameters act as place holders in syntax diagrams. They appear in lowercase. Parameters are usually names of schema objects, Oracle datatypes, or expressions. When you see a parameter in a syntax diagram, you should substitute an object or expression of the appropriate type. Note that parameter names appear in italics in the text of this addendum.

Graphic Components Syntax diagrams use lines and arrows to show syntactic structure. The following list shows combinations of lines and arrows and their meanings within railroad diagrams:

Examples

This addendum also contains examples. This is an example of a SELECT statement:

SELECT * FROM emp

Note that the text of examples appears in a different font than the text of the addendum.

Examples in this addendum follow these case conventions:

Special Icons

Special icons are provided to alert you to particular information within the body of this addendum and within other manuals.

Additional Information: Operating System-Specific Documentation Where necessary, this addendum refers you to your operating system-specific Oracle documentation for additional information.

Attention: The attention icon highlights information that is important to remember when performing the described task.

Suggestion: The suggestion icon signifies suggestions and practical hints that can be helpful when using Server Manager.

Warning: The warning icon indicates information that you should be aware of before you perform the action described in the current section.


Related Publications

This addendum and the Oracle Server Manager User's Guide are two of many books that explain various parts of an Oracle database system.

You will also find references in these books to important information in related publications. The related books are listed below:

Oracle Corporation also publishes several ASCII files, which are available on your distribution media. These files describe differences between minor releases of Oracle software that are not accompanied by new manuals. These files are usually named README.DOC, BUGFIX.DOC, BUGHST.DOC, and RESTRICT.DOC. Read these files to learn about changes to the software that are not described in the regular manuals.

The release notes for Server Manager are also available on your distribution media. The file is commonly called SVRMGR.TXT.

Additional Information: The exact names and locations of the files mentioned above may vary, depending on your operating system. See your operating system-specific Oracle documentation for information about these files.

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