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Oracle8i Server Installation and Database Administration Guide
Release 3 (8.1.7) for Fujitsu Siemens Computers BS2000/OSD

Part Number A95466-01
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Preface

This manual, in conjunction with the Oracle8i Server for Fujitsu Siemens BS2000/OSD User's Guide, forms the system-specific component of a set of manuals which document installation, maintenance, and use of the Oracle Server release 8.1.7 and related products. This manual provides information for those responsible for installing and administering Oracle8i Release 3 for BS2000/OSD and describes:

The Oracle8i Server for Fujitsu Siemens BS2000/OSD User's Guide provides information for BS2000/OSD end-users of Oracle products. You need to use the User's Guide for certain topics that are applicable both to users and Database Administrators.

General information about the Oracle Server for all operating systems is contained in the Oracle Server documentation set, listed in the "Related Publications" section later in this preface.

Audience

This manual is written for people who are responsible for installing and maintaining the Oracle8i Release 3 Server, and for assuring its smooth operation. These people are usually system programmers who may have Database Administrator (DBA) responsibilities.

The reader is assumed to have a fundamental knowledge of BS2000/OSD. No attempt is made to document features of BS2000/OSD, except as they affect or are affected by the Oracle8i Release 3 Server.

How this Manual is Organized

1. Release Notes
This chapter describes the features of this release of the Oracle Server for Siemens BS2000/OSD, including hardware and software requirements, a list of the products delivered with your distribution kit, and known problems, restrictions, and workarounds.

2. Oracle8i Release 3 Architecture and Implementation
This chapter presents the basic structure of the Oracle Server for BS2000/OSD.

3. Installing/Upgrading Oracle Server Software
This chapter explains how you install/upgrade the Oracle Server software.

4. Creating/Migrating a Database
This chapter describes how you create/upgrade a database.

5. Administering the Oracle Server
This chapter describes the key features of Oracle Server system administration, including security considerations and how you invoke and use the and Server Manager.

6. Backing Up and Recovering a Database
This chapter describes how you back up and recover the data in an Oracle database using the Oracle Export utility and BS2000/OSD utilities.

7. Tuning the Oracle Server
This chapter provides information to help you optimize the performance of Oracle8i
Release 3 on BS2000/OSD and supplements the information in the Oracle8i Tuning manual.

8. UTM Product Set
This chapter describes how you administer the UTM product on BS2000/OSD machines.

9. Net8
This chapter describes how you administer Net8 under the BS2000/OSD operating system.

10. interMedia Text
This chapter describes how to install and run interMedia Text on BS2000/OSD.

11. External Procedures
This chapter describes BS2000/OSD specific External Procedure handling.

12. Java in the Database
This chapter describes BS2000/OSD specific features of Java in the database.

13. XML
This chapter describes BS2000/OSD specific topics of XML.

14. Oracle Server on SR2000
This chapter describes SR2000 related topics.

Appendix A. Oracle Messages
This appendix lists BS2000/OSD-specific error messages which may be displayed, along with possible causes and suggested actions.

Appendix B. ORAENV Variables
This appendix describes the parameters in the environment-definition file for Oracle8i Release 3 for BS2000/OSD.

Appendix C. Initialization Parameters and the Parameter File
This appendix describes the initialization parameter file delivered with Oracle8i Release 3 for BS2000/OSD.

Appendix D. Problem Solving
This appendix describes problems you may encounter when using Oracle8i Release 3 for BS2000/OSD, and provides information on how you can diagnose and overcome these problems.

Appendix E. File Types and names Used by Oracle
This appendix lists the file types and the file names used by Oracle and explains their meaning.

Conventions Used in this Manual

Conventions used in this manual differ somewhat from those used in other Oracle Corporation documentation. The following conventions are observed in this manual.

Prompts

In this manual, the characters "/" and "*" are often used to indicate the prompt character. You do not type these characters.

Several examples show SQL statements or SQL*Plus commands entered from the SQL*Plus environment. In those examples, you enter your command in response to the SQL*Plus prompt, which is:

SQL>
Filenames

Filenames appear in boldface uppercase, as in INIT.ORA.

Procedures

Procedure names appear in boldface uppercase when embedded in the text. For example, INSTALL.P.SUPER.

Variables

Environment variable names are in uppercase. For example, ORAUID.

Key Names

Key names appear in capital letters, and are enclosed in square brackets as in [RETURN].

Command Syntax
Item Syntax

Commands

This font identifies text which must be entered exactly as shown:

set echo off

Variables

Variables appear in italics. Substitute an appropriate value, for example:

arg1

Required items

Required items are enclosed in curly braces { } . You must choose one of the alternatives.

DEFINE { macro1 | macro2 }

Optional items

Optional items are enclosed in square brackets [ ].

[options] formname [userid/password]

Repetitive items

An ellipsis, ... represents an arbitrary number of similar items.

CHKVAL fieldname value1 value2... valueN

Punctuation

The following symbols should always be entered as they appear in the command format:

Name Symbol

period

.

comma

,

hyphen

-

semicolon

;

colon

:

equal sign

=

single quote

'

double quote

"

number sign

#

parentheses

()

ampersand

&

back slash

\

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