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More than 5+ Years of IT Experience in administering Enterprise wide Multi Vendor UNIX Servers, Oracle Databases (8i to 11gR2), Middle-tiers, Applications and Clusters. I am a Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA) for Solaris 10, oracle 10g database certified associate(OCA), Oracle 10g Database certified professional (OCP) and Oracle E-Business suite R12 certified professionl(OCP)

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Thursday, 12 September 2013

"Oracle Data Guard 11gR2 Administration Beginner’s Guide" - Book Review


I am very much thankful to Pack publishers and specially kyathi shah from packt for providing an opportunity to review book "Oracle Data Guard 11gR2 Administration Beginner’s Guide". The most demanding technology for Disaster Recovery in database world - Oracle Dataguard.

This book is co-authored by my friends Nassyam basha and Emre baransel. This book covers each and every possible configuration that could be deployed within oracle data guard according to business requirements.

I am very thankful to both of them for their efforts and providing  such a wonderful book to the oracle community.

This book also illustrate all generic errors DBA's come across while working on Data Guard.

I  will highly recommend this book to every DBA who have enthusiasm for learning this robust technology.


Chapter1:Getting Started

It contains full explanation about data guard architecture, different types of data guard configuration, evolution of data guard and its functionality since version 7.3 till 11gR2

Chapter2:Configuring the Oracle Data Guard Physical Standby Database

Here you will learn all steps required to configure a Physical Standby Database.  In this chapter there is a topic "Understanding Initialization parameters" very clearly explained and its must for every DBA to have clear concepts about these initialization parameters if they want to gain expertise on Oracle Data guard.

Chapter3:Configuring the Oracle Data Guard Logical Standby

This chapter will guide you each and every single step required for Implementing a Logical standby database.

Chapter4:Oracle Dataguard broker

This chapter will help you to use how to utilize maximum benefit of dataguard using Oracle dataguard broker.
Benefits of using broker in oracle RAC environment, Data guard tracing and most common errors while using Broker configuration.

Chapter5: Oracle Dataguard protection modes

Here  you will learn how you can change modes (Max availability, Max performance, Max protection) in DG configuration. You can decide which mode best suites with your business requirement.

Chapter6: Oracle Dataguard Role transition

This chapter will help you to understand and implement switch over,  fail over  using different interfaces - data guard broker, Oracle EM, SQL*plus in a physical and logical standby database.

Chapter7: Active Dataguard, snapshot standby and Advanced techniques

This is chapter covers configuration of oracle active dataguard, snapshot standby database. This is a very powerful feature introduced from version 11gR2.  Here you will learn how to enable active dataguard, monitoring of active dataguard and Active dataguard in action with applicaitons like peoplesoft, EBS, Toplink, Oracle BI and SAP.

Dataguard tuning also very well discussed in this chapter.

Chapter 8: Integrating Dataguard with complete oracle environment

Here Integration of Oracle Dataguard with oracle enterprise manager cloud control 12c, RMAN, RAC explained in detail.

Chapter 9:Data Guard configuration Patching

This is the must read chapter for every Dataguard DBA.  Here different type of patches and patching best practices including patching on dataguard is very well explained.

Chapter 10: Common DataGuard Issues

These chapters discuss all generic Issues users encounter while configuring and maintaining an Oracle Dataguard Environment.

Chapter 11: DataGuard Best practices

This chapter explains how we can get maximum benefits using Oracle Dataguard. using of TAF, FCF ad FAN are very well discussed here.

Database rolling upgrade and corruption detection in logical standby database also clearly explained in this chapter.

You can buy this book from link below:

http://www.amazon.com/Oracle-Guard-11gR2-Administration-Beginners/dp/1849687900
http://www.packtpub.com/oracle-data-guard-11gr2-administration-beginners-guide/book


thanks,
Syed Zaheer

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