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Oracle Database 11g R2: Administration II Training

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This course brings database administrators beyond a basic understanding of their duties and to transfer advanced skills needed to effectively administer an Oracle database installation within a large-scale enterprise. Important subject areas include advanced database configuration, performance monitoring and tuning, configuring for recovery, troubleshooting and fault diagnosis, and use of the extensive advisory framework. Sometimes configuration and operational problems can exist within an Oracle database installation because important technologies are either not fully understood or not properly implemented.

Advanced technologies which should be applied to any mission-critical database installation. The Database Resource Manager is an essential tool for database tuning and achieving optimum performance, and is often used in combination with the advisors. The Database Scheduler is a sophisticated tool which can automate many administration tasks and integrate the database into the larger data center and systems infrastructure. All of the data within a database installation is at risk unless one has designed, tested and implemented a robust backup and recovery strategy.

When a major failure occurs, a variety of recovery and troubleshooting techniques must be employed. The Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) tool is discussed with additional facilities including the Data Recovery Advisor, Redo Log File Size Advisor and MTTR Advisor. It is tempting to short-cut appropriate backup procedures if they perform poorly, so special attention is giving to performance optimization.

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Learning Objectives

This course brings database administrators beyond a basic understanding of their duties and to transfer advanced skills needed to effectively administer an Oracle database installation within a large-scale enterprise.

  • Automatic database management, monitoring and tuning facilities. Included are automatic management of storage space and memory resources within the database and the role of the Segment Advisor and Memory Advisors.
  • Automatic resumption of database operations even in the face of storage space allocation failures and errors.
  • Setting metric and alert thresholds for proactive database monitoring.
  • Using deferred segment creation to improve performance and establish efficient use of space.
  • Globalization features within the database to support applications in multiple languages, currencies, time zones and countries.
  • Utilizing diagnostic sources in troubleshooting database problems and employing the Fault Diagnosability Infrastructure, the Database Instance Health monitor and the Support Workbench to capture and process fault data.
  • Configuring the database to recover from a wide variety of failures. This includes configuring redo log files and the Flash or Fast Recovery Area.
  • Using Oracle flashback technology to recover from user errors and from database failures, including Flashback Data Archive and Flashback Transaction Backout as part of the Oracle Total Recall technology.
  • Perform other flashback operations, including Flashback Version Query, Flashback Transaction Query and Flashback Database.
  • Controlling resource utilization on database servers whose resource demand exceeds its capacity.
  • Advanced resource management for complex configurations involving multiple CPUs and multiple database instances.
  • Automating launching routine maintenance tasks and even application functions using the database Scheduler.
  • Tune performance of database operations and SQL statement execution using the extensive advisory framework and the Automatic Database Diagnostic Monitoring (ADDM) facility. Included in this framework are the SQL Tuning and SQL Access advisors.
  • User-managed and automatically managed backup strategies and database recovery operations using RMAN and other database facilities.
  • Database instance recovery, tuning checkpoints, the Redo Log File Size Advisor and the MTTR Advisor.
  • User-managed recovery scenarios, including recovery from temporary, read-only and index tablespaces.
  • Automatically managed backup strategies and database recovery operations using RMAN and other database facilities. Complete and incomplete media recovery, including database point-in-time recovery and tablespace point-in-time recovery.
  • Build upon basic RMAN capabilities with a centralized recovery catalog. Deploy standardized and consistent backup and recovery procedures throughout the enterprise by means of dynamic stored scripts and variable substitution.
  • Optimizing backups for faster performance and parallelization of operations, employing compression algorithms and other strategies for optimum efficiency.
  • Data preservation through archival backups.
  • Duplicate databases for regulatory compliance, Real Application Testing database replay, test configuration and other purposes.
  • Detecting and handling failures and corruption, including the use of RMAN block recovery and the Data Recovery Advisor.


The primary target audiences for this course are:

  • Database administrators
  • Web server administrators
  • System administrators
  • Implementation specialists
  • Data center support engineers
  • Senior application designers and developers

Course Outline

Managing Memory
  • About Advanced Administration
  • About Manual Memory Management
  • Automatic Memory Management
  • Memory_Target
  • Memory_Max_Target
  • SGA_Target
  • SGA_Max_Size
  • Workarea_Size_Policy & Pga_Aggregate_Target
  • Using EM & the Memory Advisors
  • Monitor in Memory Access Mode
Managing Storage & the Segment Advisor
  • Monitor Tablespaces
  • About Resumable Space Allocation
  • Table Storage Management
  • Use the Segment Advisor
  • Globalization Settings
  • Nls_Lang
  • Nls_Language & Nls_Territory
  • Date & Time Localization
  • Linguistic Indexes
  • About Locale Builder
Diagnosing Database Problems
  • Fault Diagnosability Infrastructure
  • Using the Alert Log
  • About the Trace Files
  • Database Instance Health Snapshot
  • Using the Support Workbench
  • Enable Oracle Configuration Manage
Recovery Concepts
  • The Backup & Recovery Structures
  • Oracle Secure Backup
  • Managing Redo Data
  • Managing Archived Redo Data
  • Checklist for Sound Recovery
Oracle Flashback Technology
  • About Flashback Technology
  • Select...As Of Timestamp
  • Select...As Of SCN
  • Undo Management for Flashback
  • Undo_Retention
  • Flashback Table
  • Flashback Drop
  • Flashback Versions Query
  • Flashback Transaction Query
  • Flashback Transaction Backout
Flashback Database & Flashback Data Archive
  • About Flashback Database
  • Configuring the Flash Recovery Area
  • Performing Database Flashback
  • Monitoring Flashback Performance
  • Flashback Database Considerations
  • Configure Flashback Data Archive
Managing Resources
  • Resource Manager Architecture
  • Consumer Groups
  • Resource Plans
  • Automatic & Adaptive Mapping
  • Activating Plans
  • Monitoring Resource Allocation
  • Explicit Consumer Group Switching
  • Instance Caging
Automating Tasks with the Scheduler (Basic)
  • Scheduler Architecture
  • Manage Programs
  • Manage Schedules
  • Manage Jobs
Automating Tasks with the Scheduler (Advanced)
  • Manage Job Classes
  • Manage Windows & Window Groups
  • Manage Chains
  • About Events & the Scheduler
Managing Database Performance
  • Management & Advisory Framework
  • Manage AWR
  • ADDM
  • SQL Tuning Advisor
  • SQL Access Advisor
Instance Recovery
  • About Instance Recovery
  • Instance Recovery Parallelism
  • Changing Recovery_Parallelism
  • MTTR Advisor & Tuning Checkpoints
  • Log_Checkpoints_To_Alert
  • Redo Logfile Size Advisor
  • Fast-Start On-Demand Parallelism
Configuring RMAN
  • RMAN Architecture
  • Launch & Use RMAN
  • Configure RMAN Settings
  • Allocate RMAN Channels
Backup with RMAN
  • About Backup File Types
  • Performing Full Backups
  • Performing Incremental Backups
  • Establishing Backup Retention Policy
  • Generate Reports
  • Report Unrecoverable
  • Report Need Backup
  • List Incarnation
RMAN Management with EM
  • Monitoring the Flash Recovery Area
  • The EM Interface to RMAN
  • Scheduling RMAN Backups
  • Oracle-Suggested Backup Strategy
  • Manage Current Backups
  • Backup Reports
  • Manage Restore Points
User-Managed Recovery Operations
  • Recovery Concepts
  • Recover Temporary Tablespaces
  • Recover Read-Only Tablespaces
  • Recover Index Tablespaces
  • Recover Redo Log Group Member
  • Recreate the Password File
Recovery with RMAN
  • Complete Media Recovery
  • Incomplete Media Recovery
  • Recovery Using EM
Using the RMAN Recovery Catalog
  • Understanding Catalog Concepts
  • Create the Recovery Catalog
  • Manage Virtual Private Catalogs
  • Protection of the Recovery Catalog
  • Using RMAN Scripts
Database Duplication & Cloning
  • Why Perform Database Duplication?
  • RMAN Duplicate Database
  • RMAN Duplicate
  • Database Cloning
Advanced RMAN Capabilities
  • Backup Optimization
  • Enhancing Parallelism, Section Sizes
  • Backup Performance & Control
  • Minimize Time Vs. Minimize Load
  • Archival Backups
  • Copying Files between Databases
Transporting Tablespaces
  • About Tablespace Transportation
  • Read-Only Tablespace Transportation
  • Read-Write Tablespace Transport
  • Transport Tablespaces Using EM
Recovering From Corruption with Data Recovery Advisor
  • How Does Corruption Occur?
  • Detecting Corruption
  • Analyze
  • V$Database_Block_Corruption View
  • Db_Block_Checking
  • Db_Block_Checksum
  • Db_Lost_Write_Protect
  • Db_Ultra_Safe
  • Using the Data Recovery Advisor
  • Block Media Recovery
  • Dbms_Repair() Isolation

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