Chapter 5. Getting Out of the Database

In the previous chapters, we have mainly focused on the existing dbms_scheduler functionality—things that are not new in Oracle 11g. In this chapter, this is going to change. Here, we will get our hands on the most important addition to the Scheduler—the remote job agent. This is a whole new kind of process, which allows us to run jobs on machines that do not have a running database. However, they must have Oracle Scheduler Agent installed, as this agent is responsible for executing the remote job. This gives us a lot of extra power and also solves the process owner's problem that exists in classical local external jobs. In classical local external jobs, the process owner is by default nobody and is controlled ...

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