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OCP Instructors Guide for Oracle DBA Certification

Chapter 10 - Ease of Administration

Good Documentation is Essential

  • Review performance reports

  • Review output from backup process execution

  • Review output from data loads (SQL*Loader, custom programs)

  • Review alert log and trace files for errors

  • Review output from auditing

  • Complex administrative activities performed regularly

  • Test and reporting database refreshes

  • Data reorganizations

  • Database test recovery procedures

  • Disaster recovery test procedures

  • Business unit requirements and related information for supported databases

  • Uptime requirements (i.e. 24 X 7, 8 X 5)

  • Database downtime windows

  • Critical job processes

  • Business unit and application developer contact lists

  • Turnover windows for database changes

  • Problem notification and escalation procedures

  • Database administration unit contact information and support escalation procedures   It is a good practice to distribute this information to all business units supported by the database administration unit.

The above text is an excerpt from:

OCP Instructors Guide for Oracle DBA Certification
A Study Guide to Advanced Oracle Certified Professional Database
Administration Techniques

ISBN 0-9744355-3-8

by Christopher T. Foot

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