CHAPTER 4Effective Administration

In this chapter, we will explore some of the features I find useful in easing the burden of database administration. As with most things in life, there are hard ways to do things and there are easier ways. Correspondingly, there are tradeoffs to be made as well between the two. Sometimes the hard way is the only way because it gives you a degree of control you really need. Other times, the hard way is just that—the hard way.

So, for example, if you are running a 2TB database warehouse, a feature like Oracle Managed Files may not be an administrative ease to you, because you need the ability to control each and every individual file location, therefore, having all of the files appear in one directory simply won’t ...

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