Oracle Data Guard is the most effective solution available today to protect the core asset of any enterprise—its data, and make it available on a 24x7 basis even in the face of disasters and other calamities. This guide describes Oracle Data Guard technology and concepts, and helps you configure and implement standby databases.
Oracle Data Guard Concepts and Administration is intended for database administrators (DBAs) who administer the backup, restoration, and recovery operations of an Oracle database system.
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Readers of Oracle Data Guard Concepts and Administration should also read:
The beginning of Oracle Database Concepts, that provides an overview of the concepts and terminology related to the Oracle database and serves as a foundation for the more detailed information in this guide.
The chapters in the Oracle Database Administrator's Guide that deal with managing the control files, online redo log files, and archived redo log files.
The chapter in the Oracle Database Utilities that discusses LogMiner technology.
Oracle Data Guard Broker that describes the graphical user interface and command-line interface for automating and centralizing the creation, maintenance, and monitoring of Data Guard configurations.
Oracle Enterprise Manager online Help system
Discussions in this book also refer you to the following guides:
Also, see Oracle Streams Concepts and Administration for information about Oracle Streams and the Streams Downstream Capture Database. The Streams downstream capture process uses the Oracle Data Guard redo transport services to transfer redo data to log files on a remote database where a Streams capture process captures changes in the archived redo log files at the remote destination.
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