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Pro Oracle Database 11g Administration by Darl Kuhn

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C H A P T E R  21

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Automating Jobs

In almost any type of database environment—from development to testing to production—database administrators rely heavily on automating tasks. Typical jobs that DBAs automate include the following:

  • Shutdown and startup of databases and listeners
  • Backups
  • Validating the integrity of backups
  • Checking for errors
  • Removing old trace or log files
  • Checking for errant processes
  • Checking for abnormal conditions

Automating routine tasks allows DBAs to be much more effective and productive. Automated environments inherently run smoother and more efficiently than manually administered systems. DBA jobs that run automatically ...

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