This book introduces you to Oracle best practices for deploying a highly available database environment. It provides an overview of high availability and helps you to determine your high availability requirements. It describes the Oracle Database products and features that are designed to support high availability and describes the primary database architectures that can help your business achieve high availability.
This preface contains these topics:
This book is intended for chief technology officers, information technology architects, database administrators, system administrators, network administrators, and application administrators who perform the following tasks:
Plan data centers
Implement data center policies
Maintain high availability systems
Plan and build high availability solutions
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Knowledge of Oracle Database, Oracle RAC, and Oracle Data Guard concepts and terminology is required to understand the configuration and implementation details described in this book. For more information, see the Oracle Database documentation set. These books may be of particular interest:
Oracle Database High Availability Best Practices
This book typically lags behind the Oracle Database High Availability Overview because extensive testing is required to determine the best practices. Until the release 11.2 book is available, you may find some of the methodologies in the Oracle Database High Availability Best Practices for release 188.8.131.52 to be useful.
Many books in the documentation set use the sample schemas of the seed database, which is installed by default when you install Oracle. See Oracle Database Sample Schemas for information about using these schemas.
Also, you can download the Oracle MAA best practice white papers at
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