Chapter 8. Ease the Chaos with Test Data Management

There are many instances in production where databases have increased drastically in size, due to application growth and increased usage. These databases must nevertheless be used for testing purposes, and at such times the DBA would be called upon to make an appropriate copy of production for the test team.

The easiest way to make a test copy is to clone a database, and this is fine for small- to medium-sized databases where there is sufficient space allocated in the test system. However, for large databases it is usually not possible to use a similarly sized database for testing because of space issues in the test environment. In this case, the DBA is forced to use a reduced set of data in the ...

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