It's often said that the one, true job of an Oracle database administrator is to be able to recover their database. There's much wisdom in that statement. Oracle is one of the most widely-used databases, and it's frequently used mission-critical, enterprise data. It's not a stretch to suggest that complete loss of a critical business database carries the risk of sending an organization to its doom. Oracle database administrators are thus under a great deal of pressure with respect to backing up and their ability to recover their databases. Oracle's backup and recovery tool is called Recovery Manager, or RMAN for short. It's one tool that every database administrator absolutely must know, and know well, because to lose a critical database can be a job-ending event. RMAN Recipes is a task-oriented book providing ready-made and example-based solutions to common (and some not-so-common) backup and recovery operations. The authors respect their reader's time. When the pressure's on, database administrators don't have time for long discussions of theory. They need solutions, and right now.R
MAN Recipes delivers, getting right to the point with quick- and easy-to-read, step-by-step solutions that database administrators can implement with confidence.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Sam R. Alapati is an experienced Oracle database administrator who holds the Oracle Certified Professional designation and the Hewlett-Packard UNIX System Administrator certification. He currently manages Oracle databases at the Boy Scouts of America's national headquarters in Los Colinas, Texas. Alapati has been dealing with databases for a long time, including the Ingres RDBMS in the mid-1980s. He is also well-versed in the Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, and IBM DB2 database management systems.