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  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne (1 Feb. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0072223049
  • ISBN-13: 978-0072223040
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 3.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,048,281 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Run Oracle9i on the UNIX Platform

Officially authorized by Oracle Corporation, this in-depth resource explains how to deploy and manage Oracle9i on all of the major UNIX platforms, including Solaris, HP-UNIX, IBM-AIX UNIX, and Linux. You'll learn to configure, administer, monitor, and tune Oracle9i in the UNIX environment using a proven set of commands, tools, and techniques. Plus, you'll get ready-to-use UNIX scripts that you can use to perform dozens of administrative tasks.

  • Manage and tune the Oracle UNIX server with UNIX commands
  • Capture UNIX server statistics with Oracle9i STATSPACK
  • Handle UNIX disk management and reduce I/O
  • Write powerful UNIX scripts to interact with Oracle9i
  • Examine the interaction between Oracle and the UNIX OS
  • Monitor UNIX dedicated and multi-threaded server connections to Oracle
  • Take advantage of the Oracle Optimal Flexible Architecture (OFA) for file management
  • Create automated UNIX scripts to monitor Oracle files
  • Encapsulate Oracle DBA tasks into UNIX shell scripts

About the Author

Don Burleson (Kittrell, NC) has 20 years of experience as a database administrator and has written 9 books on database management including Oracle SAP Administration (O¿Reilly), High-Performance Oracle8 Tuning, High-Performance Oracle Data Warehousing, High-Performance Oracle Database Applications (Coriolis) and Oracle8 Tuning, German Edition (Sybex). Don has taught more than 100 University courses and regularly conducts in-house Oracle training.

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By AndyL on 5 Feb. 2003
Format: Paperback
OK, I'm an experienced Unix administrator and I bought this book to give me a headstart on some Oracle 9i databases we're about to start installing...
Big mistake! I read the first 50 pages and was scared to read any more. Luckily, I know Unix very well and was able to piece together what the author was trying to get at, but had I been a DBA, I would have been in real trouble. The problem I have is that because the Unix information is wildly inaccurate, how can I trust the Oracle information? Answer: I can't!
There are fundamental flaws with the way this book refers to unix commands and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
This is a real shame, because the idea had a lot of promise...
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I have been a unix systems administrator for 20 years. Although I knew all the commands mentioned in the book I still found it very useful because of the organisation and delivery of information.

I think that it is an absolute must for any Oracle DBA.
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By Phil Holmes on 2 Dec. 2014
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Pretty shallow overall
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
My First Oracle Press book purchase. 22 April 2002
By Greg Johnson - Published on
Format: Paperback
Usually I never buy Oracle Press Books simple because in the past the books told you how Oracle "Should" work... not how it actually "Does". So I was extremely weary when a fellow Oracle DBA recommended this book to me.
This book has radically changed my view on Oracle Press Publications (yes, some are worth the money). This is a very interesting read for any Unix DBA, full of comprehensive explanations and diagrams on the way in which Oracle interacts with the Unix server. There are many detailed Unix Scripts to help you monitor your instances, which can be run via Statspack (dbms_job) and/or via the Unix cron. There is additional information on some more complicated UNIX commands, and copious small tips and tricks that will help in everyday Database Administration tasks. The book also covers commands for all different Unix environments Solaris, HP-UX, Tru64, AIX etc and help you interpret results from vmstat, sar and other Unix admin utilities.
The only issues I have with the book a few simple errors and a small number of spelling mistakes. Apart from these minor blemishes, I'd have no hesitation recommending this publication to fellow Unix based DBAs.
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
A "must read" for Windows DBAs moving to UNIX 2 Nov. 2002
By J. Garmany - Published on
Format: Paperback
I support Oracle 8i and 9i on Windows, HP-UNIX, Solaris and LINUX. This book has become my only UNIX reference. It not only explains how to interact with UNIX but also details the differences between the different major UNIX dialects. The focus is not on tuning Oracle so much as establishing and monitoring the UNIX platform to support an Oracle Database. The author explains UNIX administration from a DBA's point of view and details those commands a DBA needs to understand to insure that Oracle operates optimally in the UNIX environment. The scripts allow a DBA to proactively monitor UNIX and anticipate problems. If you are looking for a book on installing UNIX this is not it. If you are a DBA supporting Oracle in a UNIX environment you should always have this book close at hand.
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Clear text and lot's of nice Oracle shell scripts 14 Feb. 2002
By Mark Zimmer - Published on
Format: Paperback
I really needed this book because I am a DBA from an NT environment and new to UNIX. This book is heavily Oracle-centric, and has a focus on managing Oracle in a UNIX environment, which is very different fron Windows NT. This is one of the few Oracle books that I found worthy of reading from end-to-end.
The only shortcoming that I noted was that it did not have enough scripts for Unixware and DEC-UNIX, but the coverage of Solaris, HP-UX and AIX is suberb.
The books starts at a beginner-level and moves on in a steady progression to advanced concepts, which I found really helpful.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Oracle DBA book, but not 9I 19 July 2002
By Ilya Petrenko - Published on
Format: Paperback
I do read a lot of books from Don and other fellows. If we'll talk about minor mistakes and minor details, that will be waste of time. No one expected very serious book like One-on-One or similar. If you're new in Admin, that book is very good. If you don't know UNIX and want to care Oracle on it, than that book is very helphful. And if you're looking for "New Features" of 9I on UNIX - some utilities, or different outputs and results ( for example even Oracle is not tells about that export/import are working now is very different if compare from 7 to 9I, not just features only ), than this book is not for you (it is print of UNIX scripts, article about StatsPack - looks like from his other book, and UNIX lessons ).
I will recommend this book only to junior-middle level people.
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
9i ???.....Misleading title !!! 22 Nov. 2003
By "no_9i_here" - Published on
Format: Paperback
Where's the 9i??? With this book having a copyright of 2002, I would've thought that the material would be more up to date. Most of the material is 8i and even 8. If you are hoping to gain insight into 9i and UNIX...don't waste your money on this book!!!!
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