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Database Administration: The Complete Guide to Practices and Procedures by Craig S. Mullins

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Chapter 13. Data Integrity

Ensuring the integrity of the organization's databases is a key component of the DBA's job. A database is of little use if the data it contains is inaccurate or if it cannot be accessed due to integrity problems. The DBA has many tools at his disposal to ensure data integrity.

Types of Integrity

With respect to databases, we will discuss two aspects of integrity:

Keeping track of database objects and ensuring that each object is created, formatted, and maintained properly is the goal of database structure integrity. Each DBMS uses its own internal format and structure to support the databases, tablespaces, ...

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