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Chapter 10 - Ease of Administration
OCP Instructors Guide for
Oracle DBA Certification
Administering an Oracle database environment
requires dozens of different support activities to be performed on a
daily basis. The more structured and formalized the support
activities are, the fewer problems they cause. A review of some of
the important points covered in this chapter follows:
Don’t skimp on
documentation. It may be boring, but it is important. A
robust, detailed documentation library creates an environment that
is less complex, less error-prone, reduces the amount of time DBAs
spend learning new database environments and reduces the overall
time spent on day-to-day support activities.
Design and implement standardized work request
documents to increase the quality of the change request process.
Repeatable processes reduce the level of
administrative errors. If a set of steps works right one time,
there is a good chance that it will work correctly the next.
The more complex a particular task is the
greater the need for thorough documentation.
Internal service level agreements help database
administration teams understand what their customers expect from
In our last chapter, we discuss Oracle
The above text is
an excerpt from:
OCP Instructors Guide for Oracle DBA Certification
A Study Guide to Advanced Oracle Certified Professional Database
by Christopher T. Foot
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