Oracle DBA Mentor: Succeeding as an Oracle Database Administrator

  • 6h 33m
  • Brian Peasland
  • Apress
  • 2019

New Oracle database administrators can get off the ground running. This book helps you develop the ability to think on your feet and move focus in an instant from arcane syntax details to broad, corporate issues. Along the way, you will see how to create your first database and implement best practices to ensure a well-running database system.

What makes Oracle DBA Mentor different is that it also teaches you how to obtain answers that are not found in this or other books. Focus is given to creating a test bed and running test cases to examine hypotheses and prove out solutions so you can be sure they work in production. Attention is given to navigating product documentation and networking in forums and social media to build your skills and a network to draw on when solving problems under pressure. There are chapters of step-by-step technical content as well as coverage of essential skills to succeed as a DBA no matter which database engine you administer.

By the time you are done reading this book, you will have confidence to face many of the situations thrown in your direction. You will know where to go for the answers you don’t yet know that you need. You’ll be able to work and troubleshoot under pressure. You’ll know how to create a database, institute backup and recovery procedures, secure the database and its valuable corporate data, and acquire more knowledge as needed so you can run a database to meet the needs of your organization.

What You'll Learn:

  • Install Oracle Database with best practices
  • Implement backup and recovery procedures
  • Understand the fundamentals of databases and data security
  • Find answers to technical problems using Oracle documentation, Oracle Support, and other resources
  • Patch and upgrade an Oracle database

About the Author

Brian Peasland is a seasoned Oracle database administrator with well over 20 years working with all Oracle database versions since Oracle 7.1 was released. He is a constant contributor to the My Oracle Support and Oracle Developer communities as well as other forums. Brian has been writing for since 2001. He has BS and MS degrees in computer science. Brian is the author of Oracle RAC Performance Tuning.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Working as a DBA
  • Creating Our Server
  • Disk Layouts
  • Installing Oracle
  • Creating Our Database
  • Recovery and Backup
  • Security
  • Connecting to Oracle
  • Test Cases
  • Tools
  • Diagnostics
  • Oracle Documentation
  • Data Dictionary
  • My Oracle Support
  • Social Media
  • Patching
  • Upgrades
  • Capacity Planning
  • Oracle Architecture
  • Advanced Options


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