- Series: Oracle Press
- Paperback: 544 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1 edition (July 28, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780071621113
- ISBN-13: 978-0071621113
- ASIN: 0071621113
- Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 34 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #593,200 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Oracle Data Guard 11g Handbook (Oracle Press) 1st Edition
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About the Author
Larry Carpenter is a distinguished product manager at Oracle USA and is a member of the Maximum Availability Architecture Product Management team in Server Technologies.
Joseph Meeks is a director of product management with Oracle's Database High Availability Group in Server Technologies.
Charles Kim, Oracle Certified DBA and OTN ACE, is the practice director at Database Technology Solutions.
Bill Burke is a consulting technical director, system performance, and architecture with Oracle USA.
Sonya Carothers is a senior Oracle database administrator at Fidelity National Information Services.
Joydip Kundu is the director of development for Data Guard Logical Standby and LogMiner at Oracle.
Michael Smith is principle member of technical staff in Oracle's Maximum Availability Architecture team in Server Technologies.
Nitin Vengurlekar is the coauthor of Oracle Automatic Storage Management.
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Definitely one of those books worth having in addition to the manual. Helped me sort out some stuff about Oracle I was not clear on (and didn't realize hat was so) in addition to teaching me how to do Dataguard deployments.
If I had one complaint it would be the annoying preponderance of ASM examples. My site doesn't use ASM and that means extra work for me translating it all, which is where mistakes can happen. There are just too few places where clearly unambiguous non ASM examples are presented.
But that may not be an issue for you and the rest of the material seems very complete.
This book seems to be the definitive one on Data Guard and it does do a pretty decent job of explaining how to configure it in all its guises. So why not 5 stars? It boils down to 4 reasons:
1) I'm not an Oracle/Oracle Press 'fan boy' and therefore I'm not predisposed to give Oracle Press books an automatic 5 stars on the basis they're published by Oracle Press and written by a friend of mine. You know who you are!
2) The cover says Oracle Data Guard 11g so you'd be forgiven for thinking you're getting a book on Oracle Data Guard 11g. Not so. The reader has to endure countless meanderings about how it worked in 10g and in some cases even 9i. Even some errors you used to get in 10g are reproduced with explanation about why they occurred, how to get around them and which version of 10g fixed it! I just want to know about 11g! Please not let's confuse the subject matter with irrelevant historical material. I found this aspect of the book VERY distracting and made it more difficult to focus on what you're actually trying to learn and understand. Surely that's the whole point of such a book!
3) When setting things up manually (i.e. you're not mindlessly pointing and clicking the OEM GUI to do the job for you) it's extremely important that you execute the correct SQL statement in the correct environment. In many cases, the book doesn't make that immediately and abundantly clear. So when you need to look something up, you have to read the prior paragraph or two to ascertain the context to know which environment (Primary or Standby) the SQL command relates to. I found that annoying and frustrating in equal measure.
4) Somewhat related to point #2, the superfluous material was sometimes off the scale. For example, the title of Chapter 9 is Active Data Guard. So you'd be forgiven for thinking you're getting a 27 page chapter on Active Data Guard, right? Wrong! What you actually get is 23 pages on Physical Standbys open in read-only mode, snapshot standbys and Real Application Testing including a multi-page worked example of Database Replay. Seriously! The final 4 pages are about the chapter's title, Active Data Guard. My point is, there is quite a lot of material fleshing out over 500 pages which shouldn't even be in this book.
So there you have it. Should you buy a different book on Data Guard instead? Probably not since Larry Carpenter is 'Mr Data Guard'. All I'd say is, tackle this book knowing how it's written and what you're getting into. One can but hope the 12c Data Guard book, if it ever materializes, will have improved.
Happy Data Guarding!
This book is written by eight authors, including several whom are internal managers, directors, and developers for Oracle. Their involvement with Oracle includes the Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture (MMA) team, the High Availability Server team, System Performance and Architecture Practice, Data Guard Development, as well as other areas. Other authors include Oracle experts with real world experience. These folks are the ones who KNOW how Data Guard works.
This book is a must have. It answers the questions you will have, and even those questions you need answers to that you didn't originally think to ask.
The book is written for Oracle 11g Data Guard, but clearly illustrates the differences and limitations between Data Guard for 10g and 11g. If you are implementing Data Guard, you need this book!
What will we learn from this book:
- Data Guard Architecture
- Data Guard and Data Guard Broker Implementing
- Rodo Processing
- Data Guard Monitoring
- Data Guard Troubleshooting
- Data Guard ...
Everything about Oracle Data Guard.
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