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Oracle Database Administration for Microsoft SQL Server DBAs by Michelle Malcher

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Leveraging Skills

We’ve reviewed some general DBA skills and practices, which you are probably currently applying to support the SQL Server system you are managing. Now let’s look at how these skills provide a starting point for learning Oracle.

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TABLE 1-1. SQL Server and Oracle Installation Checklists

Table 1-2 compares the skills needed for managing SQL Server databases with those required for managing Oracle databases.

You probably expected that these tasks and skills are needed no matter which database platform is being supported and managed. The trick is discovering the differences, such as new best practices, variations in features, and ...

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