This document describes how to create, configure, and administer an Oracle database.
This document is intended for database administrators who perform the following tasks:
Create an Oracle database
Ensure the smooth operation of an Oracle database
Monitor the operation of an Oracle database
To use this document, you need to 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. Refer to Oracle Database Sample Schemas for information on how these schemas were created and how you can use them yourself.
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