This document describes how to create, configure, and administer an Oracle database.

This preface contains the following topics:


This document is intended for database administrators who perform the following tasks:

  • Create and configure one or more Oracle databases

  • Monitor and tune Oracle databases

  • Oversee routine maintenance operations for Oracle databases

  • Create and maintain schema objects, such as tables, indexes, and views

  • Schedule system and user jobs

  • Diagnose, repair, and report problems

To use this document, you should be familiar with relational database concepts. You should also be familiar with the operating system environment under which you are running Oracle Database.

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