I’ve experienced my first book contribution work and prepared the “Configuring HP Data Protector for Oracle” chapter to “Oracle RMAN 11g Backup and Recovery” (Osborne Oracle Press Series), written by Robert Freeman and Matthew Hart. I saw Robert’s post on FreeLists Oracle-L about contribution and offered to add HP Data Protector - RMAN configuration chapter to the book. I’m glad my offer was accepted and i had this chance. It was a nice experience to live through the publication phases of a book. This is a process that i can recommend everyone who read this post to attempt.

I had my early copy and i can say that the book is very well prepared to help DBA’s on all kind of RMAN backup and recovery operations. It also includes Oracle 11g Release 2 features. Here are the chapter headlines:

Part I. Getting Started with RMAN in Oracle Database 11g
Ch. 1 Oracle Database 11g Backup and Recovery Architecture Tour
Ch. 2 Introduction to the RMAN Architecture

Part II. Setup Principles and Practices
Ch. 3 RMAN Setup and Configuration
Ch. 4 Media Management Considerations
Ch. 5 Oracle Secure Backup
Ch. 6 Backing Up to Amazon Web Services Using the Oracle Secure Backup Cloud Module
Ch. 7 Enhancing RMAN with VERITAS NetBackup for Oracle
Ch. 8 Configuring HP Data Protector for Oracle
Ch. 9 RMAN and Tivoli Storage Manager
Ch. 10 Using the Recovery Catalog
Ch. 11 RMAN Backups
Ch. 12 RMAN Restore and Recovery

Part III. Using RMAN Effectively
Ch. 13 Using Oracle Enterprise Manager for Backup and Recovery
Ch. 14 RMAN Advanced Recovery Topics
Ch. 15 Surviving User Errors: Flashback Technologies
Ch. 16 Maintaining RMAN
Ch. 17 Monitoring and Reporting on RMAN
Ch. 18 Performance Tuning RMAN Backup and Recovery Operations

PART IV. RMAN in the Oracle Ecosystem
Ch. 19 Duplication: Cloning the Target Database
Ch. 20 RMAN and Data Guard
Ch. 21 RMAN and Real Application Clusters
Ch. 22 RMAN in Sync and Split Technology
Ch. 23 RMAN in the Workplace: Case Studies

A RMAN Syntax Reference Guide
B RMAN Scriping Examples
C Setting Up an RMAN Test Environment Index

10 Responses so far.

  1. Unknown says:

    Congratulations my friend! I'll try to buy a copy of this book as soon as possible.

  2. Thank you very much Gokhan!!

  3. i become so happy ,it is wonderfull .Congratulations for your work ,i belive one day you will become good author

    see you emre

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