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  • Series: Expert's Voice in Oracle
  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 1 edition (November 19, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430215755
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430215752
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.9 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #858,929 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Darl Kuhn is a senior database administrator working for Oracle. He handles all facets of database administration from design and development to production support. He also teaches advanced database courses at Regis University in Colorado. Darl does volunteer DBA work for the Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group. He has a graduate degree from Colorado State University and lives near Spanish Peaks, Colorado, with his wife, Heidi, and daughters, Brandi and Lisa.

Bernard Lopuz is a senior technical support analyst at Oracle Corporation. In the early years of his IT career before he became an Oracle database administrator, he was a programmer, developing Unisys LINC and Oracle applications, as well as interactive voice response applications, such as telephone banking voice processing applications. He has wide experience using RedHat AS and Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL). Bernard was the technical reviewer of RMAN Recipes for Oracle Database 11g: A Problem-Solution Approach (Apress, 2007), and is an Oracle Certified Professional. He pursued a master's degree in computer information technology at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, and completed a bachelor's degree in computer engineering at the Mapua Institute of Technology in Manila, Philippines. Bernard lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife, Leizle, and daughters, Juliet and Carol.

Director of database technologies at Novara Solutions, Inc., Charles Kim is the author of the 107+ page Maximum Availability Architecture case study at Oracle's Website (http://www.oracle.com/technology/deploy/availability/htdocs/FNF_CaseStudy.html), and is an Oracle-certified database administrator, a Red Hat Certified Technician, and a Microsoft Certified Professional. He has over 16 years of information technology experience and has worked with Oracle since 1991. Charles is also a technical editor for Oracle Press. Charles has presented for IOUG and Oracle OpenWorld on such topics as real application clusters, automatic storage management, and 24/7 high availability considerations using Oracle advanced replication, hot standby and Quest Shareplex. Charles also runs DBAexpert.com and provides technical solutions to Oracle Database administrators and developers.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Anarch-X on January 14, 2009
Format: Paperback
I have several years of DBA experience in a Windows environment. The company I work for just picked up a Linux contract, so I had to learn how to perform various DBA functions in a Linux environment...quickly. This book has helped out tremendously with the task I was presented. Chapter 2 was extremely useful since I was new to the environment. However, Chapters 5 and 7 are proving useful on a daily basis. I'm working on automating some of my tasks, so I will be spending a bit more time in Chapter 11.

The book is easy to read and the authors provide several good examples.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By T. Roach on February 4, 2009
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent Linux reference for an Oracle DBA.

The chapters are as follows:

Chapter 1 - Getting Started
Chapter 2 - Working in the Shell
Chapter 3 - Managing Processes and Users
Chapter 4 - Creating and Editing Files
Chapter 5 - Managing Files and Directories
Chapter 6 - Archiving and Compressing Files
Chapter 7 - Shell Scripting
Chapter 8 - Analyzing Server Performance
Chapter 9 - Viewing and Configuring System Resources
Chapter 10 - Managing Server Software
Chapter 11 - Automating Jobs
Chapter 12 - Implementing ASM on Linux
Chapter 13 - Implementing RAC on Linux
Chapter 14 - Working Securely Across a Network
Chapter 15 - Managing X Windows
Chapter 16 - Managing Remote Servers with VNC

There are also two Appendixes:

A - RAID Concepts
B - Server Log Files

My favorite parts were Chapter 7 and Chapter 11. For DBA's, it is very powerfull to understand how to write shell scripts and automate them. Also, Chapters 12 and 13 are great references for a DBA who has to implement ASM and RAC on Linux.

My Linux admin has also used these chapters to look at some OS configuration issues with RAC and ASM as well as querying disks with oracleasm (for ASMLIB).

Definitely a great resource that has clear and concise steps to follow to get things up and running. No fluff here.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Abid M. Malik on December 20, 2008
Format: Paperback
I have read the book and found it extremely helpful, It gives you the information you need right away with no lengthy explanation.
Unlike other ready-made UNIX scripts for Oracle DBAs, this book teaches you to write your own script (Chapter 7).
It is nice to see implementing RAC on Linux and Appendix on VNC.

I think Problem/Solution with "How it Works" approch is what makes this book a valuable TO-THE-POINT material for Oracle DBAs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jason on June 4, 2013
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Very good mix of relevant OS and Oracle topics. A great reference book for a Linux Oracle DBA, or someone who has to manage a database on Linux, but doesn't have an Oracle DBA background.
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