Oracle Data Guard 11gR2 Administration Beginner's Guide Paperback – 24 Jun 2013
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About the Author
Emre Baransel is a graduate of Electrical and Electronic engineering and has two Master's, one in Business Administration and the other one in Information Systems. He has been working in the IT industry for the past 10 years. He has worked for one of the largest fixed-line and GSM technology based companies in Turkey. He was nominated as an Oracle ACE in 2012. He's an Oracle Certified Professional (OCP), a founding member of TROUG (Turkish Oracle User Group), and a blogger at emrebaransel.blogspot.com. He has spoken at the Oracle Open World in the US and at user group conferences in different countries of Europe. He has also contributed to the Oracle RMAN 11g Backup and Recovery book in 2010. He has focused specially on high database availability and disaster recovery solutions, cloud technologies, and database security.
Nassyam Basha is a Database Administrator. He has around seven years of IT experience of which the last five years have been as a Production Oracle DBA. He is a post graduate who holds a master's degree in Computer Applications from the University of Madras. He started working with dBase and FoxPro, and has participated in several projects with FoxPro and Oracle database starting from Oracle 7. He is an Oracle 10g Certified Professional having good knowledge in Oracle technologies such as Data Guard, RMAN, RAC, and performance tuning. He has completed more than 90 Data Guard setups on all platforms, from RAC to non-RAC and successful cluster migrations with switchovers and failovers for many business-critical production databases with major Data Guard-related issues. He actively participates in Oracle-related forums such as OTN, having 9000+ posts, using the profile Freelists (https://forums.oracle.com/forums/profile.jspa editMode=true&userID=651869). He maintains an Oracle technology-related blog, (www.oracle-ckpt.com) and he is reachable at email@example.com.
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"Oracle DataGuard 11gR2 Administration" is a very useful book for DBA and also provides a good start for the novices to practice latest Oracle Dataguard with examples provided. Along with the theories, it also covers the creation and configuration aspects of dataguard which will help the beginners to practice within home itself. By reading the book, you will able to understand the Dataguard architecture, Redo transport mechanisms,apply services and the implementation methodology. This is very useful book who eager to know about all aspects of Dataguard.
Many thanks to the authors Emre Baransel and Nassyam Basha for the book which helps me a lot to understand the Oracle DataGuard in a very simpler way.
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1. Getting Started: Covers the DataGuard architecture, introduction of physical,logical and snapshots standby databases,overview of transport ,apply services and role transitions
2. Configuring the oracle DataGuard Physical Standby database: Explains how to configure a physical Standby Database with step by step approach and and verify the physical standby database recovery including real-time apply.
3.Configuring Oracle Data Guard Logical Standby Database : Explains how to configure a logical Standby Database with step by step approach
4.Oracle Data Guard Broker: Covers monitoring and managing DataGuard using DataBroker,trouubleshooting the DataGuard broker and configuring fast-start filover
5.Data Guard Protection Modes: it covers the three Protection Modes ( Maximum Availablility, Maximum Protection, Maximum Performance) of DataGuard.
6.Data Guard Role Transitions: This covers the role transitions services and necessary steps to implement successful switchover and failover operations in the stand by database
7.Active Data Guard, Snapshot Standby, and Advanced Techniques: Covers about the Active DataGuard,integrating applications with Active DataGuard and their advantages like Data Pump exports , generating ASH Reports etc
8.Integrating Data Guard with the Complete Oracle Environment - Detailed explanaition of configuartion steps to integrate the Data Guard with Enterprise Manager Grid Control,RMAN and RAC
9.Data Guard Configuration Patching- This covers best-practices of patching and how to apply patch set updates to databases in a DataGuard environment
10. Common Data Guard Issues - This Chapter covers the common issues in DataGuard and provides information for dealing such issues.
11. Data Guard Best Practices - includes very important information regarding how to make a Data Guard configuration perfect and take maximum advantage of Data Guard properties.
This book is written by my friends Mr. Emre Baransel and Mr. Nassyam Basha. In the following post, I am going to explain why every Oracle DBA should read this book.
2- The Book:
First chapter of the book explains the Data Guard architecture; what is Standby Database? What`s physical / Logical / Snapshot standby database? Role Transition, Redo apply and SQL Apply? Switchover and fail over? Understand the concepts and the component definitions are a good start to successfully implement an Oracle Data Guard environment.
Chapter 2 shows complete steps to implement a physical standby database. This chapter states and explains most of the options available to implement verify and monitor a successful physical standby database. It provides very deeply explanation of Data Guard initialization parameters.
Chapter 3 starts mentioning pre-requisites before a logical standby database implementation. This chapter states and explains most of the options available to configure verify and monitor a successful logical standby database.
Chapter 4 introduces the Data Guard Borker, it clearly shows its components, benefits and the DGMGRL tool. This chapter shows also Data Guard Borker setup and how it is used to change dataguard configuration and database proprieties. The chapter has a very good section about troubleshooting Data Guard Borker, Tracing and most common broker issues. Authors also explain about the Fast Start Fail over (FSFO) and the Observer.
Chapter 5 is about protection modes, good chapter to understand differences between Data Guard modes. This chapter also has some examples to change protection mode using SQL*Plus, the Broker and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.
Chapter 6 is about Role transitions (Switch Over and Fai Over). Authors have explained different examples using SQL*Plus, Data Guard Broker and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.
Chapter 7 is about Active Data Guard, Snapshot Standby databases, Cascade standby. The chapter shows how to enable Active Data Guard option using SQL*Plus and Broker. They show ;
- Techniques to monitor the Active Data Guard environment.
- Integration of Active Data Guard with EBS, SAP and other applications.
- The steps to convert to a snapshot standby database and cascade standby.
- How to implement the advanced compression option and a cross platform Data Guard.
Chapter 8 shows examples to the integration of the Data Guard configuration with;
- Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.
Chapter 9 is about Data Guard patching with many examples about patch application, Logical and physical standby databases. This is also a very good chapter.
Chapter 10 and 11 are unique, they cover handling the most common issues in a Data Guard environment and Data Guard best practices using TAF, FCF, FAN and other recommended configurations.
In my opinion, this book is not only for beginners but also covers many useful and gives many recommendations for more experienced Oracle DBA. This book is a great help for every DBA who manages Oracle Data Guard environment. You can order the book here: Oracle Data Guard 11gR2 Administration Beginner's Guide
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