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Oracle Database 12c Backup, Recovery and Server Tuning



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Continuous and efficient operation of databases is a critical requirement of any successful organization. In this training course, you take a deep dive into the necessary tasks to maximize the availability of Oracle 12c data, and gain the skills to tune the server using both manual and automated techniques, as well as providing disaster recovery for Oracle 12c databases.

You Will Learn How To

  • Deploy backup and recovery strategies to protect Oracle 12c data
  • Implement automated backup and recovery techniques with Recovery Manager (RMAN) and Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM)
  • Configure Data Guard for disaster recovery
  • Manage Oracle Database 12c server performance

Important Course Information

  • Requirements

    • Oracle database management experience at the level of:
  • Software

    • This course is currently running on Oracle 12c, on the Windows Server 2008, R2 platform

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Backup and Recovery
  • Backup and recovery concepts
  • Defining the Oracle architecture
  • The roles of the Oracle background processes
  • Multitenant databases overview
  • Safeguarding the Oracle Database

Ensuring resilience

  • Configuring control and redo log files
  • Returning tables to any point with Temporal History

Performing backups

  • Choosing appropriate backup strategies
  • Generating full, partial, hot and cold backups

Achieving full database recovery

  • Recovering tablespaces and datafiles
  • Repairing online redo logs

Flashing back the database for fast recovery

  • Configuring flashback database
  • Returning to pre-arranged restore points
  • Automating Backup and Recovery with Recovery Manager (RMAN)

Configuring RMAN

  • Contrasting control file and Recovery Catalog usage
  • Creating and maintaining the Recovery Catalog
  • Specifying redundancy and channel utilization

Generating RMAN backups

  • Optimizing full and incremental backups
  • Managing space in the fast recovery area
  • Scripting the backup activity
  • Listing and reporting on backups

Performing automated recovery

  • Recovering data from backup sets and image copies
  • Rolling forward image copies with incremental backups
  • Retrieving individual tables with table-level recovery
  • Backing up and Recovering with Cloud Control 12

Navigating the backup interface

  • Configuring default backup settings
  • Performing, scheduling and managing backup jobs

Simplifying recovery

  • Achieving full recovery with default settings
  • Diagnosing and fixing corruptions with Database Recovery Adviser
  • Implementing Disaster Recovery with Data Guard

Setting up standby configuration

  • Constructing the primary and standby parameter files
  • Duplicating the primary database to create a standby
  • Transporting and applying redo log data to the standby
  • Ensuring performance using Far Sync
  • Evaluating physical vs. logical standby databases

Managing and activating the standby database

  • Keeping an active standby database in read-only mode with Active Data Guard
  • Failing over and switching to the standby facility
  • Implementing Security Measures with Limited Performance Impact

Enhancing data privacy with Data Masking and Data Redaction

  • Establishing the requirements for Data Masking
  • Scrambling data to mask personal information
  • Securing third-party applications using Data Redaction
  • Comparing full, partial and random redaction

Monitoring and recording database actions

  • Simplifying auditing with Oracle 12c unified auditing
  • Managing the audit policies
  • Configuring and Tuning the Oracle Server

Exploiting manual performance techniques

  • Optimizing the shared pool and the buffer cache
  • Monitoring latch contention and wait events
  • Enhancing query performance with the result cache

Managing performance with the automated tool set

  • Automating memory management to minimize DBA tasks
  • Leveraging Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) Database Express and Cloud Control 12c performance pages
  • Tuning the server with the Automatic Workload Repository
  • Performing predictive testing with Database Replay
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Tuition — Standard: $3710   Government: $3260

Aug 31 - Sep 4 ( 5 Days)
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EDT
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Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

Free Course Exam
You can take your Learning Tree course exam on the last day of your course or online any time after class.


Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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