Secrets for managing multiple instances

In the world of the working Oracle DBA, it is possible one could be expected to manage dozens of production instances concurrently.  Almost all working Oracle experts interact with their database with OS Commands, SQL*Plus scripts and shell scripts.  The Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) GUI is primarily used only by the newbies and the more inexperienced DBAs.

OEM makes it easy for a neophyte to “pretend” to be an experienced DBA.  Since it takes several years of full-time work to be familiar with the command-line syntax, OEM has been a great favorite among the “poser” crowd.

Anytime I work with a DBA who can only administer a database from OEM, I know that they are likely to belong to one of these groups:

A seasoned DBA knows that a firm knowledge of shell scripting, OS commands and and native SQL and DDL is indispensible for managing multiple instances. 

Read more here about tips for managing a server with multiple instances without relying on OEM:

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Predictive analytics if the key to repairing Oracle problems before they cripple your database, and I created Ion for Oracle to allow any DBA to quickly identify changing workloads and unobtrusive patterns of data access.  Follow the link to try Ion for free: 


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