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This is a thorough book on Oracle RMAN for sure. But it does a poor job of clearly and concisely answering the question: "How do I back up my database with RMAN?" It is 100 pages into the book before you ever see a hands-on command. Before that it goes into great detail about the database services and memory system. While that is important in the long-run to know, it is totally unnecessary to make your first backup. Even after getting to the meat of RMAN, the book doesn't provide a quick reference summary or a "cheat sheet." If time is not of the essence and you prefer an academic approach, then this is a very good book. But if you are in a real world situation where you need to perform a backup today, then I would search for RMAN on YouTube. There are several short videos that demonstrate what takes hours for this book to accomplish.
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on December 16, 2014
This book isn't bad, but it's not great. Very dry. Finding specific topics or commands as awful, it's easier just to google something than to try to find it in this book.
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on May 24, 2010
I learned RMAN by going through the first version of this book "Oracle9i RMAN Backup & Recovery". This book takes the same step-by-step technique for the most recent release, 11g R2.
The use of "RMAN Workshops" to reinforce the lessons learned in the chapters is something I wish EVERY Oracle Press book would do. The chapters related to working with 3rd Party products (Veritas NetBackup, HP Data Protector, and Tivoli Storage Manager) increases the value of this book. This book is BEYOND just the Oracle Documentation.

Get this book learn the fundamentals of RMAN.
If you are a seasoned DBA get this book and learn what is new.
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on May 15, 2015
This the 3rd book I have purchased from this author. Good no BS , just how to do it right.
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on November 9, 2014
Good book but the examples are very simple. You could get that information from the Oracle documentation.
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on September 6, 2014
Good book with a decent level of information. Unfortunately it's all organized into use cases, and actual detail of options is a little thin.
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on September 18, 2014
good study
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on June 13, 2011
This book is exactly what i need for now.
I want to implement the Oracle backup at my office right away, and I have this book that can guide me through it.
So if you don't have a time to take some Oracle course, just read the book. It will gives you the right understanding concepts of RMAN.
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on October 14, 2012
RMAN is still getting sophisticated with new release. If you have been reading Robert G. Freemna B & R books, the backbone is still the same. He just expands on the new features. Great book though!
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on November 19, 2012
This is another well written book by Robert Freeman, the dean of RMAN, backup and recovery. He gives not just the how, but the why, invaluable for learning what's going on behind the interface.
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