With the expert techniques discussed in this book, Oracle database administrators can automate routine tasks to save time and money and better monitor the flow of work. Using shell scripts—an indispensable tool on UIX and Linux—any number of commands can be combined and executed either simultaneously or sequentially. More than 50 working shell scripts for both beginners and experts give Oracle professionals a fantastic head-start on automating their administration duties and are easily modifiable for any environment. Topics include the history of shells and shell scripting, detailed step-by-step instructions on building shell scripts, how to tell when things are working right, and how to effectively monitor the system for failures.
Linux Recipes for Oracle DBAs is an example–based book on managing Oracle Database in a Linux environment. Covering commonly used distributions such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Oracle Enterprise Linux, the book is written for database administrators who need to get work done and lack the luxury of curling up fireside with a stack of Linux documentation. The book is task–oriented: Look up the task to perform. See the solution. Read up on the details. Get the job done. Takes you directly from problem to solution Covers the “right” mix of Linux user and administration tasks for database administrators Respects your time by being succinct and to–the–point What you’ll learn Execute Linux commands applicable to Oracle Database administration. Write shell scripts to automate critical DBA tasks. Monitor, tune, and optimize a Linux server to run Oracle Database. Perform Linux system administration tasks relevant to Oracle Database. Implement Oracle real application clusters on Linux. Implement Oracle automatic storage management on Linux. Remotely (and securely!) manage Oracle on Linux. Who this book is for Linux Recipes for Oracle DBAs is a book for Oracle database administrators who want to expertly operate Oracle databases on the Linux operating system. If you’re new to Linux, or are migrating from a Unix platform, or just want detailed solutions for tasks that Oracle DBAs perform on Linux servers, this book is for you.
Linux is one of the most robust and complex operating systems ever created, and the Linux professional must master complex commands, arguments and scripting syntax. For beginners and experts alike, this condensed book is an indispensable guide for using Linux commands. Filled with working examples, this reference will get you started fast in maintaining any Linux server. Written by a working Linux administrator, this quick reference has working examples of all of the Linux commands that you need to manage your Linux environment. Best of all, this great book contains all of the common Linux shell commands to allow you to quickly locate errors and monitor your filesystem environment.
Backup and recovery are mission-critical DBA tasks, and it is critical that every Oracle professional develop a RMAN strategy that guarantees recoverability while minimizing unplanned downtime. RMAN is one of the world's most sophisticated backup and recovery tools. It is robust and complex with thousands of options. This landmark book demonstrates, by example, how to create a successful backup and recovery infrastructure using RMAN. This book also contains links to RMAN video tutorials and a download of working RMAN scripts to guide users through full automation of a backup strategy. Together, backup and recovery are the single most important combined DBA activity, and it is crucial that you master the RMAN and Data Pump Import utilities to protect against catastrophic data loss. Written by practicing Oracle DBAs with years of RMAN experience, this is a pragmatic approach to RMAN, focusing less on theory and more on real-world, practical RMAN tools, tips and techniques. This Oracle backup and recovery book is unique because it provides real-world examples on how to use RMAN and other tools to protect your mission critical data. Even with reliable mirrored disks, your important Oracle database is still at-risk from from software corruption, user error and hardware failures. This book details Oracle RMAN best practices and shows the best ways to minimize backup and recovery time, which is critical for maximizing system availability This is the definitive RMAN reference that guides you, step-by-step, through all of the techniques for Oracle backup and recovery, from simple cold backups to complex incremental backups. Experienced RMAN experts guide you through the installation, setup and configuration for a complete RMAN backup and recovery infrastructure using proven techniques and Oracle best practices. Best of all, you be given the opportunity to learn from supplemental video tutorials and working examples how to recover from every possible data scenario. This book has step-by-step checklists that you can follow to guide you through a complex recovery with minimal unplanned system outages. This is an indispensible RMAN reference for every professional DBA who needs to ensure that they understand every possible backup and recovery strategy. It also contains a download of working RMAN scripts to help you easily automate and monitor your RMAN backups.
Bash, Bourne, and Korn Shell Scripting for Programmers, System Administrators, and UNIX Gurus
Author: Randal K. Michael
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
UNIX expert Randal K. Michael guides you through every detail of writing shell scripts to automate specific tasks. Each chapter begins with a typical, everyday UNIX challenge, then shows you how to take basic syntax and turn it into a shell scripting solution. Covering Bash, Bourne, and Korn shell scripting, this updated edition provides complete shell scripts plus detailed descriptions of each part. UNIX programmers and system administrators can tailor these to build tools that monitor for specific system events and situations, building solid UNIX shell scripting skills to solve real-world system administration problems.
Ivan Dobos,Sam Amsavelu,Kathryn Arrell,Gaylan Braselton,Armelle Cheve,Damian Gallagher,Hel ne Grosch,Michael MacIsaac,Romain Pochard,Barton Robinson,David Simpson,Richard Smrcina,IBM Redbooks
Author: Ivan Dobos,Sam Amsavelu,Kathryn Arrell,Gaylan Braselton,Armelle Cheve,Damian Gallagher,Hel ne Grosch,Michael MacIsaac,Romain Pochard,Barton Robinson,David Simpson,Richard Smrcina,IBM Redbooks
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
Linux on System z offers many advantages to customers who rely on the IBM® mainframe systems to run their businesses. Linux on System z makes use of the qualities of service in the System z® hardware and in z/VM®, making it a robust industrial strength Linux. This provides an excellent platform for hosting Oracle solutions that run in your enterprise. This IBM Redbooks® publication is divided into several sections to share the following experiences that are gained while Oracle Database 11gR2 is installed and tested: Setting up Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 for Oracle Managing an Oracle on Linux on System z environment Provisioning Linux guests using several tools It also includes many general hints and tips for running Oracle products on IBM System z with Linux and z/VM. Interested readers include database consultants, installers, administrators, and system programmers. This book is not meant to replace Oracle documentation but to supplement it with our experiences while Oracle products are installed and used.
This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes IBM DB2® SQL compatibility features. The latest version of DB2 includes extensive native support for the PL/SQL procedural language, new data types, scalar functions, improved concurrency, built-in packages, OCI, SQLPlus, and more. These features can help with developing applications that run on both DB2 and Oracle and can help simplify the process of moving from Oracle to DB2. In addition, IBM now provides tools to simplify the enablement process, such as the highly scalable IBM Data Movement Tool for moving schema and data into DB2, and an Editor and Profiler for PL/SQL provided by the IBM Data Studio tool suite. This Oracle to DB2 migration guide describes new technology, preferred practices for moving to DB2, and common scenarios that can help you as you move from Oracle to DB2. This book is intended for IT architects and developers who are converting from Oracle to DB2. DB2 compatibility with Oracle is provided through native support. The new capabilities in DB2 that provide compatibility are implemented at the lowest and most intimate levels of the database kernel, as though they were originally engineered for DB2. means that the DB2 implementation is done without the aid of an emulation layer. This intimacy leads to the scalable implementation that DB2 offers, providing identical performance between DB2 compatibility features and DB2 other language elements. For example, DB2 runs SQL PL at the same performance as PL/SQL implementations of the same function.
Author: Eric Foster-Johnson,John C. Welch,Micah Anderson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Covering all major platforms-Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, and Windows-this guide shows programmers and power users how to customize an operating system, automate commands, and simplify administration tasks using shell scripts Offers complete shell-scripting instructions, robust code examples, and full scripts for OS customization Covers shells as a user interface, basic scripting techniques, script editing and debugging, graphing data, and simplifying administrative tasks In addition to Unix and Linux scripting, the book covers the latest Windows scripting techniques and offers a complete tutorial on Mac OS X scripting, including detailed coverage of mobile file systems, legacy applications, Mac text editors, video captures, and the Mac OS X Open Scripting Architecture
A compendium of shell scripting recipes that can immediately be used, adjusted, and applied The shell is the primary way of communicating with the Unix and Linux systems, providing a direct way to program by automating simple-to-intermediate tasks. With this book, Linux expert Steve Parker shares a collection of shell scripting recipes that can be used as is or easily modified for a variety of environments or situations. The book covers shell programming, with a focus on Linux and the Bash shell; it provides credible, real-world relevance, as well as providing the flexible tools to get started immediately. Shares a collection of helpful shell scripting recipes that can immediately be used for various of real-world challenges Features recipes for system tools, shell features, and systems administration Provides a host of plug and play recipes for to immediately apply and easily modify so the wheel doesn't have to be reinvented with each challenge faced Come out of your shell and dive into this collection of tried and tested shell scripting recipes that you can start using right away!
Sam Alapati’s Expert Oracle Database 11g Administration is a comprehensive handbook for Oracle database administrators (DBAs) using the 11g release of the Oracle Database. All key aspects of database administration are covered, including backup and recovery, day–to–day administration and monitoring, performance tuning, and more. This is the one book to have on your desk as a continual reference. Refer to it frequently. It’ll help you get the job done. Comprehensive handbook for Oracle Database administrators. Covers all major aspects of database administration. Tests and explains in detail key DBA commands. Offers primers on Linux/Unix, data modeling, SQL, and PL/SQL. What you’ll learn Prepare an environment for Oracle. Configure the system. Install the software. Create a database. Monitor your database environment day–to–day with confidence that you will detect and resolve problems before they become emergencies. Get the most out of Oracle Database 11g by taking full advantage of its management features and cutting–edge technologies. Back up your database and be able to recover it if needed. Secure your database, in terms of both regulatory compliance and user management. Troubleshoot and resolve connectivity, network, and performance problems. Who this book is for Expert Oracle Database 11g Administration is written for Oracle database administrators who want a comprehensive reference to refer to during their day–to–day work. It’s clearly written in a way that is accessible to both intermediate and beginning administrators. Readers can easily and quickly find the content they need.
The Art of UNIX Programming poses the belief that understanding the unwritten UNIX engineering tradition and mastering its design patterns will help programmers of all stripes to become better programmers. This book attempts to capture the engineering wisdom and design philosophy of the UNIX, Linux, and Open Source software development community as it has evolved over the past three decades, and as it is applied today by the most experienced programmers. Eric Raymond offers the next generation of "hackers" the unique opportunity to learn the connection between UNIX philosophy and practice through careful case studies of the very best UNIX/Linux programs.
This quick reference covers database releases Oracle8i, Oracle 9i, and Oracle Database 10g. For each initialization parameter, the book includes a description, valid values, default, and whether it can be changed dynamically. It also describes the initialization file and server parameter file and provides hints for best performance. In addition to listing all parameters alphabetically, the book indicates the categories of parameters often set as a group to control different aspects of the database.
Learn to Live Comfortably in a Modern Unix Environment
Author: Manish Jain
Discover how to leverage modern Unix even if you’ve never worked with Unix before. This book presents everything in conceptual terms that you can understand, rather than tips to be committed raw to memory. You will learn everyday tasks ranging from basic system administration—partitioning and mounting filesystems, software installation, network configuration, working from the command line) — to Bourne shell scripting, using graphical applications, as well as fanciful things such as emulation layers for Windows and Linux and virtualization with VirtualBox. It’s now 50 years since the creation of Unix but it is still growing. As Unix now moves to everyone's OS (open-source FreeBSD/Linux), it is the perfect time to start your journey with Beginning Modern Unix as your guide. What You'll Learn Live comfortably in a modern Unix environment, both on the command-line and in the graphical world. Choose the right hardware for Unix Work with Unix in real world settings Develop Unix applications Review advanced techniques in Shell scripting Who This Book Is For Everyone who uses a computer – those who intend to migrate to Unix as well as those who are worried about migrating to Unix, perhaps fearing it is a pure command-line or ‘difficult’ world.
Oracle Database 12c Release 1 is now supported on Linux on IBM® System z®. This platform offers many advantages to customers who rely upon the IBM mainframe systems to run their businesses. Linux on System z takes advantage of the qualities of service in the System z hardware and in IBM z/VM®, making it a robust industrial strength version of Linux. This provides an excellent platform for hosting Oracle solutions that run in an enterprise. This IBM Redbooks® publication shares experiences that are gained while installing and testing Oracle Database 12c Release 1: Recommendations about how to set up an infrastructure Installing an Oracle Grid Infrastructure Installing Oracle 12C R1 Real Application Clusters (RAC) and creating a RAC Database, including a multitenant database Using the Cloud Control Agent to manage Oracle Database 12c Release 1 Installing Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Upgrading from an Oracle Database from 11gR2 to 12c Release 1 The audience for this publication includes database consultants, installers, administrators, and system programmers. This publication is not meant to replace Oracle documentation, but to supplement it with our experiences while installing and using Oracle products.
Rick Greenwald,Robert Stackowiak,Gary Dodge,David Klein,Ben Shapiro,Christopher G. Chelliah
The Unix for Oracle DBAs Pocket Reference puts within easy reach the commands that Oracle database administrators need most when operating in a Unix environment. If you are an Oracle DBA moving to Unix from another environment such as Windows NT or IBM Mainframe, you know that these commands are far different from those covered in most beginning Unix books. To jump start your learning process, Don Burleson has gathered together in this succinct book the Unix commands he most often uses when managing Oracle databases. You'll be able to reach into your pocket for the answer when you need to know how to: Display all Unix components related to Oracle, identify the top CPU consumers on your server, and even kill processes when necessary Stack Unix commands into powerful scripts that can perform vital DBA functions Monitor Unix filesystems, and automatically manage your trace files, dump files, and archived redo log files Use essential server monitoring commands such as top, sar, and vmstat And there's much more between these covers. If you need to get up to speed with Oracle on Unix, and quickly, this book is for you.
In this updated edition, authors Deborah and Eric Ray use crystal-clear instructions and friendly prose to introduce you to all of today's Unix essentials. You’ll find the information you need to get started with the operating system and learn the most common Unix commands and concepts so that Unix can do the hard work for you. After mastering the basics of Unix, you’ll move on to how to use directories and files, work with a shell, and create and edit files. You’ll then learn how to manipulate files, configure a Unix environment, and run–and even write–scripts. Throughout the book–from logging in to being root–the authors offer essential coverage of Unix.
Pro Oracle Database 11g RAC on Linux provides full-life-cycle guidance on implementing Oracle Real Application Clusters in a Linux environment. Real Application Clusters, commonly abbreviated as RAC, is Oracle’s industry-leading architecture for scalable and fault-tolerant databases. RAC allows you to scale up and down by simply adding and subtracting inexpensive Linux servers. Redundancy provided by those multiple, inexpensive servers is the basis for the failover and other fault-tolerance features that RAC provides. Written by authors well-known for their talent with RAC, Pro Oracle Database 11g RAC on Linux gives you a rock-solid and technically flawless foundation on which to build your RAC-management skills. Authors Julian Dyke and Steve Shaw share their hard-won experience in building RAC clusters, showing you how to build for success using the very latest Oracle technologies, such as Automatic Storage Management (ASM) and Oracle Clusterware. You’ll learn to troubleshoot performance and other problems. You’ll even learn how to correctly deploy RAC in a virtual-machine environment based upon Oracle VM, which is the only virtualization solution supported by Oracle Corporation. RAC is a complex and powerful technology. It demands expertise in its deployment. You can’t just “wing it” in creating a RAC solution. Julian and Steve have earned the right to term themselves expert—in Pro Oracle Database 11g RAC on Linux, they offer a rigorous and technically-correct treatment of RAC that helps you build a solid foundation of expertise and achieve success. Rigorous and technically accurate content Complete coverage of RAC, from planning to implementation to rollout to ongoing maintenance and troubleshooting Up-to-date with the very latest RAC features
Take a simple approach to learning the Oracle GoldenGate product. This approach provides the in-depth perspective of GoldenGate from an implementer’s viewpoint; however, also addresses why the management viewpoint is important as well. Your journey through this book includes and architecture discussion of GoldenGate and the benefits of purchasing GoldenGate from a management perspective. Then the book quickly moves into advanced implementation components associated with GoldenGate. You’ll find many use-cases and instructions throughout the book to help with everything from easy to complex GoldenGate implementations. An Oracle GoldenGate implementation generally consists of a group project, involving both business and technical resources. Pro Oracle GoldenGate for the DBA provides the viewpoint from the DBA’s vantage point. This approach provides the components of who, what, why, when, and how in defining the implementation and support of a GoldenGate project. The success of most technical projects require the support of multiple resource groups, and Pro Oracle GoldenGate for the DBA supplies the insight for the DBA member to understand the implementation and support process. Takes you through justification, installation, and support. Provides the DBA perspective toward a successful a result. Covers from basic toward increasingly advanced implementations What You Will Learn Understand the core architecture of data replication using Oracle GoldenGate Implement a one-way setup of a classic capture and an integrated capture and replication Design, architect and implement a multi-master replication model Replicate unsupported data types using tokens Manage and troubleshoot multiple GoldenGate implementations New features of GoldenGate supported in Oracle 12c Who this Book is For Pro Oracle GoldenGate for the DBA is aimed squarely at Oracle database administrators who find themselves involved in GoldenGate integration projects. The book provides the DBA view into such projects, helping database administrators toward successful implementations and solid business results.
RMAN Recipes for Oracle Database 12c is an example-driven approach to the Oracle database administrator's #1 job responsibility: Be able to recover the database. Of all the things you are responsible for as database administrator, nothing is more important than the data itself. Like it or not, the fearsome responsibility of protecting your organization's most critical data falls squarely upon your shoulders: Lose that data and your company could fail. Lose that data and you could be out of a job. Oracle's flagship database product fortunately implements a wide-ranging feature set to aid you in the all-important task of safeguarding against data loss. Recovery Manager, or RMAN, is at the heart of that feature set, and is the tool most-often used to initiate database backup and recovery operations. In this book, well-known authors and database experts Darl Kuhn, Sam Alapati, and Arup Nanda have created a set of examples encompassing the gamut of backup and recovery tasks that you might need to perform. Sometimes, especially when the heat is on, a good example is what you need to get started towards a solution. RMAN Recipes for Oracle Database 12c delivers. It’ll be the book you reach for when that dreaded call comes in at 3:00am some dreary morning. It’ll be the book that lets you sleep at night knowing that no matter what transpires, that you've done your job well and can recover from any outage. RMAN Recipes for Oracle Database 12c gets right to the point with quick and easy-to-read, step-by-step solutions that can help you backup and recover your data with confidence. What you’ll learn Reliably back up and recover your database using Oracle's Recovery Manager Let Oracle Database manage your backup files via the Fast Recovery Area Automate backup and recovery tasks by writing scripts Troubleshoot RMAN problems and optimize RMAN performance Recover from the loss of a control file, loss of an online redo log, and from other unusual situations Who this book is for RMAN Recipes for Oracle Database 12c is aimed squarely at Oracle database administrators responsible for database backup and recovery operations. Table of Contents Backup and Recovery 101 Jump-Starting RMAN Using the Fast Recovery Area Using RMAN Configuring the RMAN Environment Using the Recovery Catalog Making Backups with RMAN Maintaining RMAN Backups and the Repository Scripting RMAN Restoring the Control File Performing Complete Recovery Performing Incomplete Recovery Performing Flashback Recovery Handling Online Redo Log Failures Duplicating Databases and Transporting Data Tuning RMAN Troubleshooting RMAN Implementing Oracle Secure Backup Performing Backup and Recovery with Enterprise Manager Using the Data Recovery Advisor Using RMAN on Windows DataGuard RMAN and RAC RMAN and ASM RMAN and Exadata