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Managing Multimedia and Unstructured Data in the Oracle Database by Marcelle Kratochvil

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Database review

The review of the database is the most critical step, and approximately two working weeks should be devoted to it. The review involves:

  • Analyzing information collected about the database from the previous 6 months and forecasting growth and database usage
  • Liaising with groups (see the next table), and determining potential changes to the environment in the next 6 months, for example, there might be a plan to double the number of users who access the database
  • Liaising with management to acquire extra storage and capacity based on forecasts; if due to cost constraints, this capacity cannot be acquired and then alternatives must be explored

The following table shows the areas the DBA should liaise with when performing a review:

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