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Oracle DBA Mentor

Succeeding as an Oracle Database Administrator

  • Also teaches how to find answers using community, social media, and tech support resources

  • Focuses on the operational aspects of database administration that transcend individual software releases

  • Imparts a sense of confidence that readers can set up an Oracle database that will meet their needs


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Initial Setup

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Brian Peasland
      Pages 3-11
    3. Brian Peasland
      Pages 13-22
    4. Brian Peasland
      Pages 23-41
    5. Brian Peasland
      Pages 43-51
    6. Brian Peasland
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    7. Brian Peasland
      Pages 71-87
  3. Using Oracle Database

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Brian Peasland
      Pages 91-114
    3. Brian Peasland
      Pages 115-130
    4. Brian Peasland
      Pages 131-154
    5. Brian Peasland
      Pages 155-173
  4. Learning Oracle Database

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Brian Peasland
      Pages 177-200
    3. Brian Peasland
      Pages 201-220
    4. Brian Peasland
      Pages 221-241
    5. Brian Peasland
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  5. Maintaining the Oracle Database

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. Brian Peasland
      Pages 267-284

About this book


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


Oracle Documentation My Oracle Support Patches and Upgrades Backup and Recovery Oracle Flexible Architecture OFA Test Beds Test Cases Virtual Box Oracle Universal Installer Enterprise Manager SQL Developer Data Dictionary Capacity Planning

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.FargoUSA

About the authors

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

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