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Oracle Database 2 Day DBA is for anyone who wants to perform day-to-day administrative tasks with the Oracle Database. Prior knowledge or experience with managing databases is not required. The only requirement is a basic knowledge of computers.
In particular this book is targeted toward the following groups of Oracle users:
Developers wanting to acquire basic DBA skills
Anyone managing departmental servers
Database administrators managing an Oracle database for small or medium business (SMB)
This book is equally useful for enterprise DBAs. It recommends best practices and describes efficient ways of performing administrative tasks with Oracle Enterprise Manager as the primary interface.
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This document contains:
This chapter contains an brief overview of Oracle database administration.
This chapter discusses how to install the Oracle software and database. It also describes how to configure additional databases, and how to upgrade and older version of a database to the current version.
This chapter introduces you to the Oracle Enterprise Manager and how to use it.
This chapter discusses how to configure a network so that clients can access your databases.
This chapter discusses starting and stopping the database instance, and managing initialization parameters.
This chapter discusses management of the database's storage structure.
This chapter discusses how to add and maintain user accounts. It includes information about using system privileges and roles to control user access to the database.
This chapter discusses managing tables, indexes, and other schema objects.
This chapter discusses how to backup and recover your database.
This chapter discusses monitoring database activities and diagnosing performance problems.
This chapter discusses how to keep your Oracle software up-to-date with product fixes.
This appendix introduces Automatic Storage Management.
This appendix introduces Real Application Clusters.
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Many of the examples in this book use the sample schemas, which are installed by default when you select the Basic Installation option with an Oracle Database installation. Refer to Oracle Database Sample Schemas for information on how these schemas were created and how you can use them yourself.
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