CHAPTER 1Installing, Upgrading, and Managing Change

The best way to start reviewing the new features and changes offered by the Oracle Database 11ig release is by first installing the software. As a DBA, you must also be wondering what it takes to upgrade from your current version of Oracle (8i, 9i, or 10g) to the Oracle Database 11g version. Well, this chapter discusses the changes in the Oracle installation procedures as well as the database upgrade process and the revolutionary new Oracle feature called Real Application Testing that helps you anticipate potential problems inherent in both software and application upgrades.

Oracle Database 11g introduces several new features related to installing the server software. These new features include ...

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