Oracle Database Administration
The Essential Reference
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Oracle Database Administration by David C. Kreines
Book DescriptionOracle database administration requires a vast amount of information and an ability to perform a myriad of tasks--from installation to tuning to network troubleshooting to overall daily administration. Oracle provides many tools for performing these tasks; the trick is knowing what tool is right for the job, what commands you need to issue (and when), and what parameters and privileges you need to set. And, as every DBA knows, you need to know how do all this under pressure, while you face crisis after crisis. This book provides a concise reference to the enormous store of information an Oracle DBA needs every day (as well as what's needed only when disaster strikes). It's crammed full of quick-reference tables, task lists, and other summary material that both novice and expert DBAs will use time and time again. It covers the commands and operations new to Oracle8, but also provides Oracle7 information for sites still running earlier versions. Oracle Database Administration provides two types of material: DBA tasks--chapters summarizing how to perform critical DBA functions: installation, performance tuning, preventing data loss, networking, security and monitoring, auditing, query optimization, and the use of various Oracle tools and utilities DBA reference--chapters providing a quick reference to the Oracle instance and database, the initialization (INIT.ORA) parameters, the SQL statements commonly used by DBAs, the data dictionary tables, the system privileges and roles, and the SQL*Plus, Export, Import, and SQL*Loader syntax The book also includes a resource summary with references to additional books, Web sites, and other online and offline resources of special use to Oracle DBAs. Oracle Database Administration is the single essential reference you'll turn to again and again. If you must choose only one book to use at the office, keep at home, or carry to a site you're troubleshooting, this will be that book.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781565925168
(233mm x 178mm x 29mm)
Imprint: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publish Date: 12-May-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David C. Kreines
Oracle DBA Pocket Guide, Paperback (August 2005)
Helps Oracle database administrators make effective use of their time by presenting a summary of DBA tasks. This book provides concepts, practices, tips, and checklists. The key topics included in it are: architecture, installation, configuration, tuning, and backup or recovery. It also covers 'Oracle Database 9i' and 'Oracle Database 10g'.
Oracle Initialization Parameters Pocket Reference, Paperback (September 2004)
Providing the information Oracle DBAs need to keep databases operating at peak performance, this title describes each initialization parameter, including category and whether it can be modified dynamically via the ALTER SESSION or ALTER SYSTEM command. You'll also find performance tips and optimal settings for different configurations.
Oracle Data Dictionary Pocket Reference, Paperback (June 2003)
This dictionary is a collection of tables and related views that allow DBAs and developers to examine various aspects of the Oracle database. It's something every Oracle user should find useful to access on a regular basis.
Oracle in a Nutshell, Paperback (January 2003)» View all books by David C. Kreines
The goal of this book is to bring order to the chaos of Oracle information - to pull together the most essential information on Oracle architecture, syntax, and user interfaces. It covers Oracle commands, language constructs, parameters, and file formats in a desktop reference.
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Author Biography - David C. Kreines
David C. Kreines is the manager of database services for Rhodia, Inc., a subsidiary of Rhone-Poulenc S.A., and the coauthor of Oracle Scripts (O'Reilly & Associates, 1998). Dave has worked with Oracle as a developer and database administrator since 1985, on a wide variety of platforms from PCs to mainframes. He is an Oracle Certified Professional, certified as a DBA, and has been a frequent contributor to Oracle conferences, user groups, and publications, both in the United States and in Europe. Dave served two terms as president of the International Oracle Users Group-Americas and spent ten years on the board of directors. Brian Laskey is a senior database administrator for Management Information Consulting (MIC), a Virginia-based consulting firm that specializes in assisting Fortune 1000 companies in ERP systems integration and e-commerce. Brian has been an Oracle database administrator for 11 years, working with Oracle on MVS, VMS, UNIX, NT, DOS, and Windows. He is an Oracle Certified Professional, certified as a DBA for both Oracle 7.3 and Oracle 8.0. He has presented papers at the IOUW and IOUG-A Live! conferences, as well as at regional conferences. He is currently serving his second term as vice president of finance of the International Oracle Users Group-Americas, and has been a member of the board of directors of the IOUG-A for the past two years. He has just been re-elected to the IOUG-A board for a term to expire in 2001.
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