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Sam Alapati’s Expert Oracle Database 11g Administration is a comprehensive handbook for Oracle database administrators (DBAs) using the 11g release of the Oracle Database. All key aspects of database administration are covered, including backup and recovery, day–to–day administration and monitoring, performance tuning, and more. This is the one book to have on your desk as a continual reference. Refer to it frequently. It’ll help you get the job done.

  • Comprehensive handbook for Oracle Database administrators. Covers all major aspects of database administration.
  • Tests and explains in detail key DBA commands.
  • Offers primers on Linux/Unix, data modeling, SQL, and PL/SQL.

What you’ll learn

  • Prepare an environment for Oracle. Configure the system. Install the software. Create a database.
  • Monitor your database environment day–to–day with confidence that you will detect and resolve problems before they become emergencies.
  • Get the most out of Oracle Database 11g by taking full advantage of its management features and cutting–edge technologies.
  • Back up your database and be able to recover it if needed.
  • Secure your database, in terms of both regulatory compliance and user management.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve connectivity, network, and performance problems.

Who this book is for

Expert Oracle Database 11g Administration is written for Oracle database administrators who want a comprehensive reference to refer to during their day–to–day work. It’s clearly written in a way that is accessible to both intermediate and beginning administrators. Readers can easily and quickly find the content they need.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430210153
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 11/14/2008
  • Series: The Expert's Voice in Oracle Series
  • Edition description: 2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1400
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Sam R. Alapati is an experienced Oracle database administrator who holds the Oracle Certified Professional designation and the Hewlett-Packard UNIX System Administrator certification. He currently manages Oracle databases at the Boy Scouts of America's national headquarters in Los Colinas, Texas. Alapati has been dealing with databases for a long time, including the Ingres RDBMS in the mid-1980s. He is also well-versed in the Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, and IBM DB2 database management systems.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Background, Data Modeling, UNIX/Linux, and SQL*Plus

Ch. 1 The Oracle DBA's World 3

Ch. 2 Relational Database Modeling and Database Design 19

Ch. 3 Essential UNIX (and Linux) for the Oracle DBA 43

Ch. 4 Using SQL*Plus and Oracle Enterprise Manager 97

Pt. 2 Oracle Database 11g Architecture, Schema, and Transaction Management

Ch. 5 Oracle Database 11g Architecture 165

Ch. 6 Managing Tablespaces 215

Ch. 7 Schema Management 261

Ch. 8 Oracle Transaction Management 337

Pt. 3 Installing Oracle Database 11g, Upgrading, and Creating Databases

Ch. 9 Installing and Upgrading to Oracle Database 11g 391

Ch. 10 Creating a Database 443

Pt. 4 Connectivity and User Management

Ch. 11 Connectivity and Networking 511

Ch. 12 User Management and Database Security 543

Pt. 5 Data Loading, Backup, and Recovery

Ch. 13 Loading and Transforming Data 625

Ch. 14 Using Data Pump Export and Import 677

Ch. 15 Backing Up Databases 725

Ch. 16 Database Recovery 801

Pt. 6 Managing the Database

Ch. 17 Automatic Management and Online Capabilities 877

Ch. 18 Managing and Monitoring the Operational Database 947

Pt. 7 Performance Tuning

Ch. 19 Improving Database Performance: SQL Query Optimization 1041

Ch. 20 Performance Tuning: Tuning the Instance 1129

Appendix Oracle Database 11g SQL and PL/SQL: A Brief Primer 1221

Index 1255

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  • Posted March 30, 2009

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    Great book for DBA of Oracle 11g

    Lets be honest, as I have said in other reviews of Oracle 11g, Oracle 11g is a beast. There are so many new features that have been added to it in this new version that it sometimes feels that you are learning a whole new database.

    Yes, Oracle 11g is pretty much the defacto standard when it comes to DBMS but it can take years to fully master all its complexities. I've only been using Oracle for a few years and sometimes I still consider myself a newbie at time.

    So even though this book seems like a monster too (1300+ pages), it is something that no Oracle DBA or even casual user should be without. The author, Sam Alapati really covers everything there is to know to fully administer Oracle 11g and some things I didnt even know existed until I went through the book. You dont have to read this book cover to cover to fully appreciate this book's wealth of knowledge.

    The book is very well organized and makes it really easy to find exactly what you are looking for. Since a book this size really has to be well organized otherwise you will spend hours trying to find something. Not only is this book very well organized but is written in a way in that you don't have to be a genius to understand it. I've read so many other Oracle books that assume you have a Phd in engineering or something to understand what the author is talking about.

    This book explains all the topics in an easy to read and digest manner with plenty of "real-life" examples that you probably already have encountered at work using Oracle.

    The book is divided into 7 sections: Data Modeling, Achitecture, Installation and Upgrading, User Management, Backup and Recovery, Managing, and Performance Tuning.

    The author explains so much excellent information in this book than its really like getting 2 or 3 books in one. The Performance section alone is worth the price alone since many other Oracle books barely talk about this topic unless its a separate book. And the Architecture and Installation sections really explain how the new version (11g) really differs from previous versions and quickly makes you understand how much has changed from older versions.

    This book can also be used as reference book for getting your Oracle certifications as well: Oracle Database SQL Certified Expert exam.

    So I highly recommend this book to anyone who really wants to learn Oracle the right way and save money in the process since you really do not need another book! A great buy!

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