In almost every type of Linux environment—from development to production—database administrators rely heavily on automating tasks such as database backups, monitoring, and maintenance. For highly available systems, it's often an absolute requirement to automate tasks such as the startup and shutdown of the Oracle database and listener. Automating routine tasks allows DBAs to be much more effective and productive. Automated environments inherently run smoother and more efficiently than manually administered systems.
This chapter starts by showing you how to automate the startup/shutdown of your database in the event of a system reboot. We next focus on showing you how to leverage the
cron job scheduler. The
cron utility ...