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Oracle 11g DBA Release 2 - Part II

This Oracle Database 11g Release 2 DBA - Part II course is designed for database administrators and technical support staff who are required to plan and implement database backup and recovery strategies for Oracle Database 11g Release 1 or Release 2 databases. 

Administrators will also learn about the tools available to monitor database performance and the steps that can be taken to improve database performance.

Learning Objectives

The Oracle Database 11g Release 2 DBA - Part II course introduces delegates to the main concepts of Oracle backup and recovery. They will learn how to plan and implement a backup and recovery strategy using RMAN.  Delegates will also learn to manage memory effectively, carry out some evaluation and tuning exercises, control database resources using Resource Manager and automate tasks with the Scheduler.

Pre-Requisites

Delegates who wish to attend this Oracle Database 11g Release 2 DBA - Part II course should have a working knowledge of Oracle SQL and Oracle Database Administration, good operating system knowledge is also essential. 

This can be obtained by attendance on the Oracle SQL and Oracle Database 11g DBA - Part I courses.  Knowledge of PL/SQL would be beneficial.

Course Content

This Oracle Database 11g Release 2 DBA - Part II course introduces the delegate to advanced administration tasks.  Participants will learn how to plan and implement a backup and recovery strategy using Recovery Manager.  They will also learn how to control database resources using the Resource Manager; how to automate administration tasks with the Scheduler and how to carry out performance monitoring and tuning.

This Oracle Database 11g Release 2 DBA - Part II course is suitable for both users of Release 1 and Release 2.

Please note that the 10g version of this course is also available on request

Skills Gained


The delegate will practise:
•    Planning a backup strategy and a disaster recovery strategy
•    Altering a database to archivelog and noarchivelog modes
•    Managing memory
•    Using Recovery Manager to perform backups and restorations
•    Using Flashback technology to diagnose and repair a database
•    Reviewing database logs for diagnostic purposes
•    Using Database advisors and views to monitor and improve database performance
•    Controlling database resources using Resource Manager
•    Automating management tasks with the Scheduler

Typical Course Contents - DAY 1

Course Introduction
•    Administration and Course Materials
•    Course Structure and Agenda
•    Delegate and Trainer Introductions
Session 1: BACKUP AND RECOVERY CONSIDERATIONS
•    Oracle Suggested Backup Strategy
•    Plan and Implement a Backup and Recovery Strategy
•    Define a Backup Strategy
•    Define a Disaster Recovery Plan
•    The Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Backup Methods
•    Test a Backup and Recovery Plan
•    Backup Strategy
•    Recovery Strategy
•    Validate the Recovery Strategy
Session 2: ORACLE RECOVERY STRUCTURES AND PROCESSES
•    Architectural Components of Backup and Restore
•    Redo Logs, Checkpoints and Archives
•    Multiplexing Control Files and Redo Logs
•    Types of Database Failure
Session 3: MEMORY MANAGEMENT
•    Automatic Shared Memory Management
•    PGA Memory Management
•    Automatic Memory Management
•    The Memory Advisor
•    Memory Allocation Advisors
•    Memory Management Data Dictionary Views
Session 4: USING ARCHIVELOG AND NOARCHIVELOG MODES
•    The Archive Modes of a Database
•    Altering the Archive Mode of a Database
•    Configuring Multiple Archival Destinations
•    Configuring Multiple ARCH Processes
•    Data Dictionary Tables for Archiving
Session 5: TROUBLESHOOTING UTILITIES
•    Database Synchronization
•    Automatic Block Corruption reporting
•    Automatic Quarantine of Corrupt Redo Segments
•    Protection from Data Corruptions
•    Analyze Validate Structure
•    Automatic Diagnostic Repository (ADR)
•    The ADR Command Line Tool (ADRCI)
•    Proactive Monitoring with the Health Monitor

Typical Course Contents - DAY 2

Session 6: RECOVERY MANAGER OVERVIEW
•    Overview of Recovery Manager
•    RMAN Features and Components
•    Connect to RMAN
•    Start Up and Shut Down a Target Database Using RMAN
Session 7: CREATE A RECOVERY CATALOG
•    Recovery Catalog Overview
•    Create a Recovery Catalog
•    Use a Flashback Recovery Area
•    Register and Unregister a Database
•    Control File Information
•    RESYNC CATALOG command
•    Virtual Private Catalogs
•    Merge Catalogs
•    Backup a Recovery Catalog
Session 8: BACKING UP WITH RMAN
•    Channel Allocation
•    The Configure Channel Command
•    Types of RMAN Backup
•    Recovery Manager Commands
•    Performing Backups with RMAN
•    The Backup Command
•    The Copy Command
•    Backup File Image Copies
•    Perform Full, Incremental and Cumulative Backups
•    Use Data Dictionary Tables
Session 9: MAINTAIN A RECOVERY CATALOG
•    Reset Database Command
•    Change the Availability Status of Backups and Copies
•    Catalog Backups Made with Operating System Commands
•    Generate Reports and Lists
•    Configuration Values
•    Cross Check Backups and Copies
•    Delete Backups
•    Drop Database and Archival Backups

Typical Course Contents - DAY 3

Session 10: RESTORE AND RECOVER WITH RMAN
•    Overview of Restore
•    The Restore Command
•    Restore a Database in Noarchivelog Mode
•    Restore and Recover a Database in Archivelog Mode
•    Incomplete Recovery using Until Time and Until Sequence
•    Restore and Recover a Tablespace
•    Automatic tempfile Recovery
•    Restore and Recover a Datafile
•    Recover a Datafile Not Backed Up
•    Recover Individual Data Blocks
•    Recover a Lost Redo Log Group
•    Re-create a Password Authentication File
•    Apply Incremental Backups to Restore Datafile Image Copies
•    The Switch command
•    The Data Recovery Advisor (DRA)
•    Restore and Recover the Database on a New Host
Session 11: CREATE A DUPLICATE DATABASE WITH RMAN
•    Overview of Database Duplication
•    Database Duplication
•    Duplication Options
•    Create Files for the Duplicate Database
•    Prepare an Auxiliary Instance for Duplication
•    Create a Duplicate Database
•    Clone a Running Database without a Backup
•    Targetless duplication of a database
Session 12: MANAGE SPACE FOR THE DATABASE
•    Transport Tablespaces
•    Transport Databases
Session 13: MONITOR, TUNE RMAN
•    Recovery Manager Tuning Overview
•    Tuning RMAN Backup Performance
•    Synchronous and Asynchronous I/O
•    Instance Recovery Performance Tuning
•    RMAN Messages
•    Troubleshoot RMAN
•    RMAN Detected Block Corruptions
•    Performance impact of MAXPIECESIZE, FILESPERSET, MAXOPENFILES and BACKUP DURATION

Typical Course Contents - DAY 4

Session 14: FLASHBACK
•    Configure and Use Flashback Database
•    Monitor Flashback Database
•    Flash Recovery Area Space Usage
•    Flashback Query
•    Retrieve Row History with Flashback Versions Query
•    Audit or Recover from Transactions with Flashback Transactions Query
•    Flashback Table
•    Recover Dropped Tables with Flashback Drop
•    The Recycle Bin
•    Recover Tables to a Point in Time with Flashback Table
•    Flashback Database
•    Flashback Restore Points
•    Flashback Transaction Backout
Session 15: ORACLE TOTAL RECALL
•    Overview of Oracle Total Recall
•    Manage Flashback Archives
•    Flashback Data Archive and Auditing
•    Flashback Data Archive Uses
Session 16: AUTOMATE TASKS WITH THE SCHEDULER
•    Introduction to the Scheduler
•    Scheduler Related Parameters
•    Access Rights
•    Create and enable a Program
•    Drop a Program
•    Create a Schedule
•    Create a Job
•    Job Classes
•    Windows
•    Window Group
•    Monitoring and Logging
•    Use Time Based, Event Based and Complex Schedules
•    Multi Destination Jobs
Session 17: MANAGE SPACE IN SEGMENTS
•    Tablespace Monitoring
•    Segment Management Enhancements
•    Segment Advisor
•    Segment Space Estimation
•    Online Segment Shrink
•    Proactive Tablespace Management
Session 18: MANAGE SPACE IN BLOCKS
•    Free Space Management
•    Monitor Space
•    Compress Data

Typical Course Contents - DAY 5

Session 19: MANAGE DATABASE PERFORMANCE
•    Tuning Activities
•    Use Statistic Preferences
•    Optimizer Statistics Collection
•    Monitor The Performance of Sessions And Services
•    Automatic Workload Repository (AWR)
•    The Benefits of Automatic Database Replay
Session 20: DATABASE PERFORMANCE BY SQL TUNING
•    Application and SQL Tuning
•    SQL Tuning Advisor
•    SQL Access Adviso
•    SQL Performance Analyzer
Session 21: OVERVIEW OF AUTOMATIC STORAGE MANAGEMENT
•    Overview of ASM
•    ASM Instance Creation
•    SYSASM Role
•    Administer ASM Disk Groups
•    ASM Files
•    ASM Startup and Shutdown
•    Asm Disk Failure
•    ASM Data Dictionary Views
•    Migrate a Database to ASM Using RMAN
•    The ASM Command Line Tool
Session 22: MANAGING RESOURCES WITH RESOURCE MANAGER
•    Overview of the Database Resource Manager
•    Create Resource Plans
•    Create Resource Consumer Groups
•    Create Resource Plan Directives
•    Limit CPU Utilization at the Database Level
•    Instance Caging
•    Control Resources by User Groups
•    Specify an Instance Plan
•    Monitor the Resource Manager
•    Data Dictionary Views

Exams & Certification

The course covers the major topics required for the Oracle examination 1Z0-053 Oracle Database 11g: Administration II.

Exams are not included as part of the course.

Before taking any exam, ensure you have the recommended experience.  The Oracle website lists all exam requirements and these are updated regularly.

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