This authoritative Oracle Press resource on RMAN has been thoroughly revised to cover every new feature, offering the most up-to-date information This fully updated volume lays out the easiest, fastest, and most effective methods of deploying RMAN in Oracle Database environments of any size. Keeping with previous editions, this book teaches computing professionals at all skill levels how to fully leverage every powerful RMAN tool and protect mission-critical data. Oracle Database 12c RMAN Backup and Recovery explains how to generate reliable archives and carry out successful system restores. You will learn to work from the command line or GUI, automate the database backup process, perform Oracle Flashback recoveries, and deploy third-party administration utilities. The book features full details on cloud computing, report generation, performance tuning, and security. Offers up-to-date coverage of Oracle Database 12c new features Examples and workshops throughout walk you through important RMAN operations
Maximize the New and Improved Features of Oracle Database 12c Written by Master Principle Database Expert, Oracle, and Oracle ACE Robert G. Freeman, this Oracle Press guide describes the myriad new and enhanced capabilities available in the latest Oracle Database release. Inside, you’ll find everything you need to know to get up and running quickly on Oracle Database 12c. Supported by running commentary from world-renowned Oracle expert Tom Kyte, and with additional contributions by Oracle experts Eric Yen and Scott Black, Oracle Database 12c New Features offers detailed coverage of: Installing Oracle Database 12c Architectural changes, such as Oracle Multitenant The most current information on upgrading and migrating to Oracle Database 12c The pre-upgrade information tool and parallel processing for database upgrades Oracle Real Application Clusters new features, such as Oracle Flex Cluster, Oracle Flex Automatic Storage Management, and Oracle Automatic Storage Management Cluster File System Oracle RMAN enhancements, including cross-platform backup and recovery Oracle Data Guard improvements, such as Fast Sync, and Oracle Active Data Guard new features, such as Far Sync SQL, PL/SQL, DML, and DDL new features Improvements to partitioning manageability, performance, and availability Advanced business intelligence and data warehousing capabilities Security enhancements, including privileges analysis, data redaction, and new administrative-level privileges Manageability, performance, and optimization improvements
The definitive reference for every Oracle DBA—completely updated for Oracle Database 12c Oracle Database 12c DBA Handbook is the quintessential tool for the DBA with an emphasis on the big picture—enabling administrators to achieve effective and efficient database management. Fully revised to cover every new feature and utility, this Oracle Press guide shows how to harness cloud capability, perform a new installation, upgrade from previous versions, configure hardware and software, handle backup and recovery, and provide failover capability. The newly revised material features high-level and practical content on cloud integration, storage management, performance tuning, information management, and the latest on a completely revised security program. Shows how to administer a scalable, flexible Oracle enterprise database Includes new chapters on cloud integration, new security capabilities, and other cutting-edge features All code and examples available online
The book follows a tutorial-based approach, covering all the best practices for backup and recovery. The book starts by introducing readers to the world of backup and recovery, then moves on to teach them the new features offered by Oracle 12c. The book is full of useful tips and best practices that are essential for any DBA to perform backup and recovery operations in an organization.This book is designed for Oracle DBAs and system administrators. The reader will have a basic working experience of administering Oracle databases. This book is designed for Oracle DBAs and system administrators.This book will become a reference guide and will also help you to learn some new skills, and give you some new ideas you never knew about, helping you to easily find the solution to some of the most well-known problems you could encounter as DBAs.
Database Recovery presents an in-depth discussion on all aspects of database recovery. Firstly, it introduces the topic informally to set the intuitive understanding, and then presents a formal treatment of recovery mechanism. In the past, recovery has been treated merely as a mechanism which is implemented on an ad-hoc basis. This book elevates the recovery from a mechanism to a concept, and presents its essential properties. A book on recovery is incomplete if it does not present how recovery is practiced in commercial systems. This book, therefore, presents a detailed description of recovery mechanisms as implemented on Informix, OpenIngres, Oracle, and Sybase commercial database systems. Database Recovery is suitable as a textbook for a graduate-level course on database recovery, as a secondary text for a graduate-level course on database systems, and as a reference for researchers and practitioners in industry.
Write Powerful SQL Statements and PL/SQL Programs Learn how to access Oracle databases through SQL statements and construct PL/SQL programs. Oracle Database 12c SQL offers complete coverage of the latest database features and techniques. Find out how to write SQL statements to retrieve and modify database information, use SQL*Plus and SQL Developer, work with database objects, write PL/SQL programs, use performance optimization techniques, incorporate XML, and more. This Oracle Press guide contains everything you need to know to master SQL. Use SQL statements to access an Oracle database Work with SQL*Plus and SQL Developer Write PL/SQL programs Create tables, sequences, indexes, views, and triggers Design advanced queries containing complex calculations Create database objects to handle abstract data Use date, time stamp, and time interval data types Establish user roles and privileges Handle multimedia files using large objects Tune SQL statements to make them execute faster Generate, process, and store XML data Master the very latest Oracle Database 12c features Code examples in the book are available for download.
Oracle RMAN for Absolute Beginners is a gentle introduction to the use of Oracle's Recovery Manager software to make backups of an Oracle database, and to restore all or part of a database in the event that data loss occurs. It is often said that a database administrator's #1 job responsibility is to be able to recover from data loss. If you're new to the Oracle platform, or you're new to database administration in general, you can hardly go wrong by making it your first priority to learn to backup and recover the database that has been entrusted into your hands. This book is short and sweet at just 200 pages. Focus lies on the mainstream use cases. Recovery Manager, or RMAN as it is called, is a powerful and complex tool that can be intimidating at first. Author Darl Kuhn understands the need to focus on the core use cases, building your confidence in the tool, and in your ability to recover from lost database files, and even to recover your entire database should that become necessary. Oracle RMAN for Absolute Beginners shows how to backup your database. That's the first job. You'll learn to backup the entire database, and to create incremental backups that in turn can speed restore and recovery operations. Then you'll learn to recover from lost data files, lost redo log files, lost control files, and even to restore the entire database from scratch. You'll even learn how to clone a database for development and test purposes by backing the database up on one system and restoring it onto another. Author Darl Kuhn has a decade and a half of experience in writing about, and teaching Oracle Database backup and recovery. If you are newly responsible for an Oracle Database, you can hardly do better than to pick up a copy of Oracle RMAN for Absolute Beginners.
RMAN Recipes for Oracle Database 12c is an example-driven approach to the Oracle database administrator's #1 job responsibility: Be able to recover the database. Of all the things you are responsible for as database administrator, nothing is more important than the data itself. Like it or not, the fearsome responsibility of protecting your organization's most critical data falls squarely upon your shoulders: Lose that data and your company could fail. Lose that data and you could be out of a job. Oracle's flagship database product fortunately implements a wide-ranging feature set to aid you in the all-important task of safeguarding against data loss. Recovery Manager, or RMAN, is at the heart of that feature set, and is the tool most-often used to initiate database backup and recovery operations. In this book, well-known authors and database experts Darl Kuhn, Sam Alapati, and Arup Nanda have created a set of examples encompassing the gamut of backup and recovery tasks that you might need to perform. Sometimes, especially when the heat is on, a good example is what you need to get started towards a solution. RMAN Recipes for Oracle Database 12c delivers. It’ll be the book you reach for when that dreaded call comes in at 3:00am some dreary morning. It’ll be the book that lets you sleep at night knowing that no matter what transpires, that you've done your job well and can recover from any outage. RMAN Recipes for Oracle Database 12c gets right to the point with quick and easy-to-read, step-by-step solutions that can help you backup and recover your data with confidence. What you’ll learn Reliably back up and recover your database using Oracle's Recovery Manager Let Oracle Database manage your backup files via the Fast Recovery Area Automate backup and recovery tasks by writing scripts Troubleshoot RMAN problems and optimize RMAN performance Recover from the loss of a control file, loss of an online redo log, and from other unusual situations Who this book is for RMAN Recipes for Oracle Database 12c is aimed squarely at Oracle database administrators responsible for database backup and recovery operations. Table of Contents Backup and Recovery 101 Jump-Starting RMAN Using the Fast Recovery Area Using RMAN Configuring the RMAN Environment Using the Recovery Catalog Making Backups with RMAN Maintaining RMAN Backups and the Repository Scripting RMAN Restoring the Control File Performing Complete Recovery Performing Incomplete Recovery Performing Flashback Recovery Handling Online Redo Log Failures Duplicating Databases and Transporting Data Tuning RMAN Troubleshooting RMAN Implementing Oracle Secure Backup Performing Backup and Recovery with Enterprise Manager Using the Data Recovery Advisor Using RMAN on Windows DataGuard RMAN and RAC RMAN and ASM RMAN and Exadata
Master Oracle Data Guard 11g Provide superior data protection, availability, and disaster recovery using the tested techniques in this Oracle Press guide. Cowritten by a team of Oracle experts, Oracle Data Guard 11g Handbook provides a sound architectural foundation along with best practices for configuration, monitoring, maintenance, and troubleshooting. You will get full details on implementing deployment architectures to address requirements that extend beyond disaster recovery. This invaluable resource also includes a complete set of monitoring scripts available for download. Develop a disaster recovery plan for your Oracle database to meet your organization's requirements Configure and deploy Oracle Data Guard for your environment Tune and troubleshoot your physical and logical standby databases Implement the Oracle Data Guard Broker management framework Integrate with Oracle Grid Control Monitor your Oracle Data Guard environment Enable read-only services and disaster recovery with Oracle Active Data Guard Configure seamless database and application failover Minimize planned downtime using Oracle Data Guard switchover Handle backup and recovery with Oracle Recovery Manager
Now in its second edition, this best-selling book by Tom Kyte of "Ask Tom" fame continues to bring you some of the best thinking on how to apply Oracle Database to produce scalable applications that perform well and deliver correct results. Tom has a simple philosophy: you can treat Oracle as a black box and just stick data into it or you can understand how it works and exploit it as a powerful computing environment. If you choose the latter, then you’ll find that there are few information management problems that you cannot solve quickly and elegantly. This fully revised second edition covers the developments up to Oracle Database 11g. Each feature is taught in a proof-by-example manner, not only discussing what it is, but also how it works, how to implement software using it, and the common pitfalls associated with it. Don’t treat Oracle Database as a black-box. Get this book. Get under the hood. Turbo-charge your career. Fully revised to cover Oracle Database 11g Proof-by-example approach: Let the evidence be your guide Dives deeply into Oracle Databases’s most powerful features What you’ll learn Develop an evidence-based approach to problem solving Manage transactions in highly concurrent environments Speed access to data through table and index design Manage files and memory structures for performance and reliability Scale up through partitioning and parallel processing Load and unload data to interface with external systems Think for yourself; don’t take Tom’s word for it! Who this book is for This book is aimed at Oracle Database administrators, at PL/SQL and Java developers writing code to be deployed inside the database, and at developers of external applications who use Oracle Database as a data store. It is the go-to book for those wishing to create efficient and scalable applications. Table of Contents Developing Successful Oracle Applications Architecture Overview Files Memory Structures Oracle Processes Locking and Latching Concurrency and Multi-versioning Transactions Redo and Undo Database Tables Indexes Datatypes Partitioning Parallel Execution Data Loading and Unloading Data Encryption
This comprehensive guide has been fully updated to cover the latest features and tools of Oracle Real Application Clusters 12c Through clear instruction and detailed examples, Oracle Database 12c Real Application Clusters Handbook: Concepts, Administration, Tuning & Troubleshooting teaches how to build, configure, and maintain a dynamic enterprise computing infrastructure. This thoroughly revised edition covers best uses for the latest tools and features—all from the practical standpoint of a working DBA. You will discover how to prepare hardware, configure the software, optimize data integrity, and integrate seamless failover protection. Brand-new flex and large cluster technologies are explained in full detail, and readers will get complete solutions for securing data and continuing business operations in the event of hardware failure. Presents all the new information needed to effectively use Oracle Real Application Clusters 12c -considered the most radical overhaul ever Offers detailed coverage of troubleshooting, performance tuning, and application development
Master the Cutting-Edge Features of Oracle Database 12c Maintain a scalable, highly available enterprise platform and reduce complexity by leveraging the powerful new tools and cloud enhancements of Oracle Database 12c. This authoritative Oracle Press guide offers complete coverage of installation, configuration, tuning, and administration. Find out how to build and populate Oracle databases, perform effective queries, design applications, and secure your enterprise data. Oracle Database 12c: The Complete Reference also contains a comprehensive appendix covering commands, keywords, features, and functions. Set up Oracle Database 12c or upgrade from an earlier version Design Oracle databases and plan for application implementation Construct SQL and SQL*Plus statements and execute powerful queries Secure data with roles, privileges, virtualization, and encryption Move data with SQL*Loader and Oracle Data Pump Restore databases using flashback and the Oracle Database Automatic Undo Management feature Build and deploy PL/SQL triggers, procedures, and packages Work with Oracle pluggable and container databases Develop database applications using Java, JDBC, and XML Optimize performance with Oracle Real Application Clusters
"The Bible of business and personal productivity" —Lifehack "A completely revised and updated edition of the blockbuster bestseller from 'the personal productivity guru'"—Fast Company Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, David Allen’s Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. “GTD” is now shorthand for an entire way of approaching professional and personal tasks, and has spawned an entire culture of websites, organizational tools, seminars, and offshoots. Allen has rewritten the book from start to finish, tweaking his classic text with important perspectives on the new workplace, and adding material that will make the book fresh and relevant for years to come. This new edition of Getting Things Done will be welcomed not only by its hundreds of thousands of existing fans but also by a whole new generation eager to adopt its proven principles. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Best Practices for Comprehensive Oracle Database Security Written by renowned experts from Oracle's National Security Group, Oracle Database 12c Security provides proven techniques for designing, implementing, and certifying secure Oracle Database systems in a multitenant architecture. The strategies are also applicable to standalone databases. This Oracle Press guide addresses everything from infrastructure to audit lifecycle and describes how to apply security measures in a holistic manner. The latest security features of Oracle Database 12c are explored in detail with practical and easy-to-understand examples. Connect users to databases in a secure manner Manage identity, authentication, and access control Implement database application security Provide security policies across enterprise applications using Real Application Security Control data access with Oracle Virtual Private Database Control sensitive data using data redaction and transparent sensitive data protection Control data access with Oracle Label Security Use Oracle Database Vault and Transparent Data Encryption for compliance, cybersecurity, and insider threats Implement auditing technologies, including Unified Audit Trail Manage security policies and monitor a secure database environment with Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Master the Powerful Multitenant Features of Oracle Database 12c Govern a scalable, extensible, and highly available enterprise database environment using the practical information contained in this Oracle Press guide. Written by a team of Oracle Masters, Oracle Database 12c Release 2 Multitenant shows, step-by-step, how to deploy and manage multitenant configurations across IT frameworks of all types and sizes. Find out how to create databases, work with PDBs and CDBs, administer Oracle Net Services, and automate administrative tasks. Backup and recovery, security, and advanced multitenant options are covered in complete detail. Learn how to: • Build high-performance multitenant Oracle databases • Create single-tenant, multitenant, and application containers • Establish network connections and manage services • Handle security using authentication, authorization, and encryption • Back up and restore your mission-critical data • Work with point-in-time recovery and Oracle Flashback • Move data and replicate and clone databases • Work with Oracle’s Resource Manager and Data Guard
Oracle is an enormous system, with myriad technologies, options, and releases. Most users-even experienced developers and database administrators-find it difficult to get a handle on the full scope of the Oracle database. And, as each new Oracle version is released, users find themselves under increasing pressure to learn about a whole range of new technologies. The latest challenge is Oracle Database 11g. This book distills an enormous amount of information about Oracle into a compact, easy-to-read volume filled with focused text, illustrations, and helpful hints. It contains chapters on: Oracle products, options, data structures, and overall architecture for Oracle Database 11g, as well as earlier releases (Oracle Database 10g, Oracle9i, and Oracle8i) Installing, running, managing, monitoring, networking, and tuning Oracle, including Enterprise Manager (EM) and Oracle's self-tuning and management capabilities; and using Oracle security, auditing, and compliance (a new chapter in this edition) Multiuser concurrency, data warehouses, distributed databases, online transaction processing (OLTP), high availability, and hardware architectures (e.g., SMP, clusters, NUMA, and grid computing) Features beyond the Oracle database: Oracle Application Express, Fusion Middleware (including Oracle Application Server), and database SOA support as a Web services provider The latest Oracle Database 11g features: query result set caching, Automatic Memory Management, the Real Application Testing, Advanced Compression, Total Recall, and Active Data Guard Option Options, changes to the OLAP Option (transparently accessed and managed as materialized views), the Flashback transaction command, transparent data encryption, the Support Workbench (and diagnosability infrastructure), and partitioning enhancements (including interval and new composite types) For new Oracle users, DBAs, developers, and managers, Oracle Essentials provides an invaluable, all-in-one introduction to the full range of Oracle features and technologies, including the just-released Oracle Database 11g features. But even if you already have a library full of Oracle documentation, you'll find that this compact book is the one you turn to, again and again, as your one-stop, truly essential reference. "Oracle Essentials gives a clear explanation of the key database concepts and architecture underlying the Oracle database. It's a great reference for anyone doing development or management of Oracle databases." --Andrew Mendelsohn, Senior Vice President, Database Server Technologies, Oracle Corporation
Master Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control Centralize and simplify enterprise infrastructure administration using the detailed information contained in this Oracle Press guide. Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Control Handbook shows you how to implement a grid-based management system and maintain on-demand access to critical services. Develop rollout plans, configure hardware and software, deploy targets and agents, control access, and distribute business reports. This authoritative resource also explains how to generate reliable backups, implement top-down performance monitoring, and maximize system availability. Plan and carry out an Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control rollout Set up customized metrics, alerts, thresholds, targets, and agents Manage IT resources from a centralized control console or the command line Manage your infrastructure using secure protocols Automate administrative tasks with Oracle's management agent Distribute business intelligence using the reporting and dashboard features Work with Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Control and Oracle Real Application Clusters Build physical and logical standby databases using Oracle Data Guard
The Most Complete Guide to Maximizing Oracle Recovery Manager Deploy a rock-solid data backup and disaster recovery strategy with the in-depth guidance of this authoritative volume. From the exclusive publishers of Oracle Press books, Oracle Database 10g RMAN Backup & Recovery shows you, step by step, how to set up RMAN-ready databases, create reliable backup tapes and discs, and perform accurate Oracle system restores. Find out how to use RMAN from the command line and from Enterprise Manager, generate meaningful lists and reports, and automate administrative tasks using third-party media management tools. Plus, you'll learn to perform incremental backups, Flashback recoveries, and database cloning. Set up, configure, and maintain Oracle Database 10g RMAN Use RMAN recovery catalogs, target database packages, and control files Centralize backup tape management using Oracle Secure Backup Perform online, offline, and incremental system backups Monitor and tune performance with Enterprise Manager Grid Control and Database Control Accomplish complete and partial RMAN database restores Improve functionality using VERITAS NetBackup, EMC NetWorker Module, and Tivoli Storage Manager Overcome human errors using Flashback Versions Query and Transaction Query Create clone and standby databases from tape and disc backups Work with Real Application Cluster (RAC) databases and sync-and-split hardware technologies
An updated guide for an updated certification exam! As the most popular database software in the world, Oracle Database 12c has been updated for the first time in nearly six years and the changes are significant. This study guide reviews how Oracle 12c allows multiple instances to be used simultaneously via the cloud. You'll sharpen your skills to prepare for the three levels of certification: Oracle Certified Associate, Oracle Certified Professional, and Oracle Certified Master. Workbook exercise appendix, test engine, chapter review questions, electronic flashcards, searchable PDF glossary, and two bonus practice exams all help to enhance your preparation to take the Oracle 12c exam. Addresses such topics as: database architecture, configuring and recoverability, configuring backup specifications, and performing user-managed backup and recovery Reviews how to use RMAN to create backups, perform recovery, and duplicate a database Looks at performing tablespace point-in-time recovery and using flashback technology Covers diagnosing the database, managing memory, managing resources, and automating tasks Focusing 100 percent on the exam objectives, OCP: Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Professional Study Guide is designed for those who feel they are ready to attempt this challenging exam.
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