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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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. See Oracle Database Sample Schemas for information on how these schemas were created and how you can use them yourself.
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