Oracle9i DBA Handbook / Edition 1

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Implement Expert Administrative Solutions Keep your mission-critical Internet and e-business systems flexible, secure, and available by using the exclusive information contained in this Oracle-authorized volume. Oracle9i DBA Handbook explains how to set up and maintain a high-performance database and maximize the all-new, powerful features of Oracle9i. Oracle insiders Kevin Loney and Marlene Theriault cover all the bases and provide real-world examples and techniques. A must-have resource for Oracle DBAs. Create and manage databases, using the Oracle9i Database Configuration Assistant Monitor and tune file usage, transactions, queries, and memory Implement rollback segments and system-managed undo Handle application migration and online table evolution Diagnose and optimize system performance with STATSPACK Implement state-of-the-art auditing and security procedures Automate backup and recovery operations, using RMAN Implement partitions to manage VLDBs Distribute computing power and share data across servers, using Oracle Net Use Oracle9iAS services to improve flexibility, scalability, and availability. This authorized guide from Oracle Press explains how implement all the new features of Oracle9i and manage a robust, high-performance Oracle database. You'll get new and revised material on installation, database creation, using STATSPACK, Recovery Manager, Oracle9i Application Server, external tables, flashback queries, and much more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072193749
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Series: Oracle Press Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1008
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.99 (d)

Meet the Author

Kevin Loney (Wilmington, DE) is a veteran Oracle developer and DBA. He is the author of the best-selling Oracle8 DBA Handbook and co-author of Advanced Tuning and Administration and Oracle8i: The Complete Reference. He frequently makes presentations at Oracle conferences and contributes to Oracle Magazine.

Marlene Theriault has been an Oracle DBA for over 17 ears and has worked with Oracle products since version 2.0 of the Oracle RDBMS. She has been published in magazines and conference proceedings throughout the world. Ms. Theriault received the "Best User Presentation" award at EOUG 1999, "Outstanding Speaker" at EDO'98, and the "Distinguished Speaker" award for presentations at both ECO'95 and ECO'96. She coauthored Oracle Security with William Heney (O'Reilly and Associates, 1998); The Oracle8i DBA Handbook with Kevin Loney (Oracle Press, 2000); and Oracle DBA 101 with Rachel Carmichael and James Viscusi (Oracle Press, 2000). She is chair of the MAOP DBA SIG and authors an "Ask The DBA" column for the MAOP newsletter. Ms. Theriault is an avid recreational walker (Volksmarching) and has done at least one 6-mile walk in each of the 50 United States. Marlene can be reached at

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Database Architecture
1 Getting Started with the Oracle Architecture 3
2 Hardware Configurations and Considerations 61
3 Planning and Managing Tablespaces 87
4 Physical Database Layouts 105
Pt. II Database Management
5 Managing the Development Process 157
6 Monitoring Space Usage 209
7 Managing Transactions 247
8 Database Tuning 283
9 Using STATSPACK 345
10 Database Security and Auditing 357
11 Backup and Recovery Options 419
12 Using Recovery Manager (RMAN) 473
Pt. III Networked Oracle
13 Oracle Net 515
14 Tuning 9iAS 563
15 Managing Large Databases 593
16 Managing Distributed Databases 635
A SQL Reference for DBA Commands 683
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