Fewer and fewer database administrators are working in front of the console of the servers hosting their Oracle databases. It is common now to see the database servers or data centers located in separate geographical areas from DBAs. For example, a database server might be hosted somewhere in New York City, while the DBA is in the city of Orlando enjoying the sunny weather.
DBAs can now easily access database servers remotely using their preferred protocols, such as
ssh, and using the various tools on the market today. Some of those tools are freely available for download, particularly those such as PuTTY and VNC.
Software such as PuTTY, described earlier in Chapter 1, allows you ...