CHAPTER 51The Hitchhiker's Guide to Database Administration

In this chapter, you will see the basic steps involved in administering an Oracle Database 11g database. There are many components to the database administrator (DBA) job, and there are books written specifically for DBAs. This chapter will provide an overview of the tasks of a DBA, along with guidance on the usage of standard DBA tools. This chapter does not provide a full, detailed description of every DBA task.

In earlier chapters, you have already seen many of the functions of a DBA, such as creating tables, indexes, views, users, synonyms, database links, and packages. The DBA topics described in this chapter will therefore focus on the production-control functions of the DBA role: ...

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