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OCA Oracle Database 11g: Database Administration I: A Real-World Certification Guide by Steve Ries

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Chapter 13. Performing Database Recovery

Although we now know how to backup our Oracle database, this knowledge alone is not nearly enough. All the backups in the world will not save our data unless we know how to use them to recover a database. In this chapter, we'll examine the very important, and sometimes stressful, process of database recovery.

We'll be covering the following topics:

  • Understanding the process of database recovery
  • Performing cold backup recoveries
  • Performing hot backup recoveries
  • Examining the Data Recovery Advisor
  • Using Data Recovery Advisor to perform recovery

Understanding the recovery process

Before delving too deeply into hands-on recovery techniques, it's important to first have a complete understanding of the process. Database ...

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