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Oracle DBA Topics

Overview of Oracle Grid Architecture

Difference between cluster and grid

Responsibilities of DBA's

Creating Oracle Database

Creating Database using SQL

Creating DB in 12c using DBCA

Creating DB in 12c using SQL commands

Managing Oracle 12c Container Databases

Creating Users in Oracle 12c

Managing Pluggable Databases in Oracle 12c

Creating Pluggable Database

Cloning Pluggable Database

Unplug and Plug databases in CDB's

Managing Tablespaces and Datafiles

Extending tablespaces

Decreasing size of a tablespace

Coalescing Tablespaces

Taking tablespaces Offline or Online

Making a Tablespace Read only

Renaming Tablespaces

Dropping Tablespaces

Viewing Info about Tablespaces

Renaming Datafiles

Relocating Datafiles

Relocating Datafiles in Multiple Tablespaces

Temporary Tablespace

Changing the size

Tablespace Groups

Creating a Temp. Tablespace Group

Assigning a Tablespace Group

Diagnosing and Repairing LMT

Scenario 1: Fixing Bitmap

Scenario 2: Dropping a Corrupted Segment

Scenario 3: Fixing Bitmap when Overlapped

Scenario 4: Correcting Corruption of Blocks

Scenario 5: Migrating from a Dictionary-Managed to LMT

Transporting Tablespaces

Procedure for transporting tablespaces

Transporting Tablespace Example


Adding New Redo Logfile Group

Adding Members to group

Dropping Members from group

Dropping Logfile Group

Resizing Logfiles

Renaming or Relocating Logfiles


Viewing Info About Logfiles

Managing Control Files

Multiplexing Control File

Changing the Name of a Database

Creating A New Control File

Cloning an Oracle Database


Switching to Automatic Management

Calculate Undo Retention

Altering UNDO Tablespace

Dropping an Undo Tablespace

Switching Undo Tablespaces

Viewing Information

SQL Loader


From Fixed Length file

From MySQL to Oracle

Using WHEN condition

Conventional and Direct Path Load

Direct Path

Restrictions on Using Direct Path Loads

Export and Import

Invoking Export and Import

Parameters of Export tool

Exporting Full Database

Exporting Schemas

Exporting Tables

Exporting Consistent Image of tables

Using Import Utility

Example Importing Tables

Import from One User to another User

Using Pattern Matching

Migrating a Database across platforms


Data Pump Export

Exporting a Full Database

Exporting a Schema

Exporting Individual Tables

Filtering Objects during Export

Filter Rows during Export

Suspending and Resuming Export

Data Pump Import Utility

Importing Full Dump File

Importing Objects between Schemas

Loading Objects between Tablespaces

Generating SQL File of DDL commands

Import objects of a Schema

Importing Only Particular Tables

Interactive Mode

Flash Back Features

Flashback Query

Flashback Version Query

Flashback Table to Past States

Purging Objects from Recycle Bin

Flashback Objects With Same Name

Flashback instead of PIT Recovery

Enabling Flash Back Database

Sizing flash recovery area

How far we can flashback database

Example:Flashing Back Database

Flashback Data Archive (FDA)
(Oracle Total Recall)


Creating FDA tablespace

Creating FDA

Querying historical data

Log Miner

LogMiner Configuration

LogMiner Dictionary Options

Using the Online Catalog

Extracting Dictionary to Log Files

Extracting Dictionary to File

Redo Log File Options

Example: Finding All Modifications

Mining Logfiles in a Time Range


Opening DB in Archivelog Mode

Reverting back to NoArchiveLog mode

Taking Offline (COLD) Backups

Taking Online (HOT) Backups

Recovering from the Loss of a Datafile

When in Noarchivelog Mode

When in Archivelog Mode

Recovering from loss of Control File

Recovery Manager ( RMAN )

Offline Backups using RMAN

Recover DB when in NOARCHIVELOG

Online Backups using RMAN

Backup tablespaces or datafiles

Image Backups in RMAN

Incremental Backup using RMAN

Updating backup copy for fast recovery

View info about RMAN backups

Configuring Retention policy

Configure Options in RMAN

Maintaining RMAN Repository

Recover datafiles (Archivelog mode)

Recover datafiles by renaming

Performing Disaster Recovery










Maintaining RMAN Backups


Whatever backups you take using RMAN, it store all the backup information in the database Control File and also in the Recovery Catalog if you are using RMAN with Catalog.

To maintain the information in up-to-date state we might need the following commands

To register manual backups

Suppose we have taken a backup of a particular datafile outside of RMAN through O/s commands. Whatever backup you take outside of RMAN, RMAN will not know about it and it will not consider this backup exist until we register the backup in RMAN catalog.

For example suppose we have taken a backup of users01.dbf datafile on /u02/oracle/d2/users01.dbf' directory and now we want to register this backup in RMAN repository

To register give the following command

RMAN> catalog datafilecopy '/u02/oracle/d2/users01.dbf';

 register manual backups in rman

Once you issue the above command then RMAN will enter the information about this backup in the catalog and will recover from it in future recovery operation if needed.

Crosscheck Command in RMAN

Crosscheck is a very useful command in RMAN which automatically checks all the backups whose information is store in the RMAN repository and whether they are available on the disk or not.

If a corresponding backup is not available on the disk then Crosscheck command marks the backup as Expired otherwise it marks it as Available

To check status of all backupsets we can give the following command

RMAN> crosscheck backup;

crosscheck backup

To check status of all image copies we can give the following command

RMAN> crosscheck copy;

crosscheck copy

To know the status of Expired and Available backupsets give the following command

RMAN> list expired backup;

list expired backup

To know the status unavailable image copy copy give the following command

RMAN> list expired copy;

list expired copy

To delete the expired backup sets we can give the following command

RMAN> delete expired backup

delete expired backup

To delete the expired image copies we can give the following command

RMAN> delete expired copy;

delete expired copy



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