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Linux Recipes for Oracle DBAs by Charles Kim, Bernard Lopuz, Darl Kuhn

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Chapter 5. Managing Files and Directories

An intricate part of every Oracle DBA's job involves dealing with files and directories. Therefore, database administrators must be experts with manipulating files. Your job requires skills such as implementing database security, performing backups and recovery, monitoring, and troubleshooting performance issues. These critical tasks are all dependent on a command-line knowledge of managing files. Expert DBAs must know how to administer files and navigate within the filesystem.

The basic building block of a Linux system is a file. A file is a container for information stored on disk. You access a file by its file name. We use the terms file and file name synonymously in this book. File names can be up to ...

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