Oracle Database 11g delivers economies of scale on easily managed low-cost grids, making it easier to reduce cost of downtime with maximum availability architecture, change IT systems faster using Real Application Testing, partition and compress data to run queries faster using less disks, securely protect and audit data, and enable total recall of data, and make productive use of standby resources with Active Data Guard.

This course addresses administration for Oracle Database 11g, focusing on:

  • Database Architecture and ASM
  • Configuring for Recovery
  • Configuring for Backup
  • Using RMAN for Recovery
  • Supporting RMAN and Using Flashback Technology
  • Diagnosing the Database and Managing Memory
  • Database Performance and Space Management
  • Managing Resources and Task Automation
  • Globalization

What You’ll Learn

  • Structural elements in Oracle Database 11g’s architecture, including and Automatic Storage Management (ASM), and the steps for managing storage using disk groups
  • Steps for configuring all aspects of backup and recovery functionality in Oracle Database 11g using ARCHIVELOG mode, retention policies, a Flash Recovery Area, and an RMAN recovery catalog
  • Steps for preparing a database for backup and for performing various types of RMAN backups and monitoring them using reports and dynamic performance views
  • Steps for performing user-managed backups and recoveries
  • Ways to use RMAN to ensure that data is not lost in Oracle Database 11g by performing complete and incomplete recoveries as well as disaster recoveries, by cloning databases, and by restoring a tablespace to a particular point in time
  • Steps for making sure that you can recover data quickly by tuning RMAN to avoid bottlenecks and for making sure that any changes to a database can be easily reversed, if necessary, using Oracle Database 11g’s flashback features
  • Steps for diagnosing and repairing database problems with the help of Oracle Support using Automatic Diagnostic Repository, Support Workbench, and health checks, and for enabling and configuring automatic memory management and automatic shared memory management
  • Steps for making sure your Oracle Database 11g database is performing well and has adequate space, by monitoring statistics, tuning SQL, testing workloads, managing space, and transporting tablespaces
  • Ways to ensure that resources are being put to best use and database jobs are performed when they should be using the Database Resource Manager and the Scheduler
  • Steps for utilizing Oracle Database 11g’s globalization support features to ensure that information and data is displayed in a user’s native language and that territory and language-dependent conventions are adhered to

Who Needs to Attend

Database administrators, database designers, developer support engineers, and technical administrators

Prerequisites

  • Working knowledge of SQL
  • Oracle 11g: Programming with SQL Intro
  • Oracle 11g: Programming with SQL Intro

Follow-On Courses

There are no follow-ons for this course.

Course Outline

1. Oracle Database 11g: Database Architecture and ASM

  • Characteristics of elements of the Oracle Database 11g architecture
  • Managing database files using Automatic Storage Management (ASM) and disk groups
  • Ways to manage disk groups and their attributes and to configure and manage ASM instances
  • Managing ASM storage, scalability, and performance using the ALTER command and the ASMCMD utility
  • Create an ASM instance and disk group and use the ASMCMD to view disk group data

2. Oracle Database 11g: Configuring for Recovery

  • Benefits of Oracle Database 11g’s backup and recovery functionality
  • Configuring a database for backup
  • Configuring the Flash Recovery Area
  • Creating an RMAN recovery catalog and using it to store database backups
  • Resynchronizing a recovery catalog, using RMAN stored scripts, and backing up a recovery catalog
  • Create and configure a recovery catalog and register a database in the recovery catalog in a given scenario

3. Oracle Database 11g: Configuring for Backups

  • Preparing and optimizing a database for a backup
  • Creating fast incremental backup and duplex backup sets using RMAN
  • Creating archival and multisection backups and compressing and encrypting backups using RMAN
  • Backing up to sequential media, such as tape drives, and using reports and views to monitor backups
  • Different types of file loss that can occur and the steps for restoring the files and recovering the database in a given scenario
  • Steps involved in a complete and an incomplete recovery and for performing a user-managed backup
  • Performing different types of user-managed recoveries
  • Back up a database and recover a lost online redo log file in a given scenario

4. Oracle Database 11g: Using RMAN for Recovery

  • Performing a complete recovery using RMAN
  • Using RMAN to perform an incomplete recovery, restore a database to a new host, and perform a disaster recovery
  • Using RMAN to recover a database in a given scenario
  • Creating a duplicate database using RMAN and Enterprise Manager
  • Performing a tablespace point-in-time recovery (TSPITR)
  • Clone a database and complete a tablespace point-in-time recovery (TSPITR) in a given scenario

5. Oracle Database 11g: Supporting RMAN and Using Flashback Technology

  • Monitoring RMAN
  • Benefits of RMAN backup and restore operations in terms of performing RMAN tuning operations, such as multiplexing
  • Performing RMAN tuning operations
  • Enabling flashback features and using the recycle bin in Oracle Database 11g
  • Using flashback to query data, retrieve versions of rows, view changes made at the transaction level, and reverse a transaction
  • Use flashback to reverse a transaction in a given scenario
  • Recovering a set of tables or an entire database to a specific point in time, using Flashback Tables and Flashback Database
  • Using guaranteed restore points, monitoring Flashback Database, and tracking and archiving data with Flashback Data Archive

6. Oracle Database 11g: Diagnosing the Database and Managing Memory

  • Viewing diagnostic data and incidents associated with a database problem via Automatic Diagnostic Repository and Support Workbench
  • Creating a service request (SR) for an incident, packaging and uploading the associated diagnostic data to Oracle Support, and monitoring your database’s health
  • Handling block corruption and detecting, analyzing, and repairing failures with the help of Data Recovery Advisor
  • Functions of different memory structures in Oracle Database 11g
  • Enabling and monitoring automatic memory management (AMM) and enabling, configuring, and disabling automatic shared memory management (ASMM)
  • Controlling automatic memory management in the PGA and for sizing the SGA and PGA
  • Guidelines for efficient memory usage
  • Enable automatic memory management and view automatic memory settings in a given scenario

7. Oracle Database 11g: Database Performance and Space Management

  • Tuning steps required to establish the Oracle Database 11g environment
  • Monitoring and managing session performance using Enterprise Manager, views, Automatic Workload Repository (AWR) statistics, and SQL advisors
  • Using the SQL Tuning Advisor and SQL Access Advisors to analyze SQL statements and improve data retrieval
  • General steps required to capture a production workload and replay it in a test environment using the Database Replay feature
  • Tune a high load SQL statement using the SQL Tuning Advisor
  • Generally managing and monitoring space in Oracle Database 11g
  • Shrinking segments and reclaiming available space using the Segment Advisor and resumable statements
  • Moving large volumes of data between two Oracle Database 11g databases using transportable tablespaces

8. Oracle Database 11g: Managing Resources and Task Automation

  • Accessing and creating resource plans and consumer groups using the Database Resource Manager
  • Planning and monitoring resource allocation to consumer groups using resource plan directives
  • Use the Database Resource Manager to address system resource utilization and control in a given scenario
  • Using the Scheduler to create, schedule, and monitor regular and lightweight jobs
  • Distinguish between time-based and event-based schedules for executing jobs and job chains using the Scheduler
  • Performing advanced Scheduler administration to manage job windows, prioritize jobs, and make the best use of resources

9. Oracle Database 11g: Globalization

  • Selecting the database character set that meets your needs and specifying language-dependent behavior
  • Performing and customizing linguistic searches and sorts
  • Performing multiple character set conversions and scanning an unknown file set to determine its language
  • Modify language, date, and time formats for a session and perform a linguistic sort in a given scenario