About this book
Linux and Solaris Recipes for Oracle DBAs, 2nd Edition is an example–based book on managing Oracle Database under Linux and Solaris. The book provides fast solutions for DBAs who need to get a job done "right now". Coverage is task-oriented with each chapter broken down into sections corresponding directly to tasks that busy database administrators might need to perform. The book is written for database administrators who need to get work done and lack the luxury of curling up fireside with a stack of operating-system documentation. Find the right chapter. Look up the task to perform. See the solution. Implement the solution in your own environment. Get the job done.
New in this edition is coverage of Oracle's own Solaris operating system. Oracle Corporation has been working diligently to bring commonality between Solaris and and Linux, and this book takes advantage of those efforts to provide task-oriented solutions that work on common distributions of Linux such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Oracle Enterprise Linux while also accommodating the growing number of Oracle Solaris customers. Examples in the book match the tasks DBAs perform daily, even hourly. Solutions come first in the book, but always are followed by close explanations of the details.
Database administrators won't go wrong with Linux and Solaris Recipes for Oracle DBAs. It's the book to buy if you're after clear and reliable examples to help in getting the job done, and getting home to your family. It's a book that takes you directly from problem to solution. It covers the right mix of operating-system and database-system tasks that DBAs frequently perform. This new edition includes coverage of Solaris in addition to common Linux distributions.
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