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Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control Handbook by Daniel Nguyen, Matthew Hart, Werner De Gruyter

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CHAPTER 10Jobs and Task Automation

Practically all platform strategies rely on some form of automated process to drive business continuity. Database backups, Application Server replications, log rotations, ETL batches—all look to task automation as a means of consistent and repeatable execution. And these tasks are increasingly becoming intertwined and complicated. Certain tasks rely on the successful completion of other tasks before they can run. Certain files need to be available to avoid exceptions in the workflow. Some days, the previous job will run longer than you expected, allowing your next job to start before the previous one even completes. As a professional you can make an educated guess on the dependencies and timing of these tasks, ...

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