Secret Oracle Utilities

Oracle has "secret" undocumented utilities that are so powerful that the company is reluctant to release the details to the general public. Oracle deliberately glosses over these powerful utilities, which can be extremely dangerous in the hands of Oracle professionals without the required work experience. Oracle must write their documentation with the lowest common denominator in mind, and the complexity of these utilities is such that it can far exceed the skill and understanding level of that lowest common denominator user.

These utilities are often left tucked inside an Oracle distribution for use exclusively by Oracle technical support, but expert Oracle DBAs also find them invaluable for advanced database operations. These undocumented utilities are described in the new book "Advanced Oracle Utilities: The Definitive Reference".

A hidden Oracle utility is not a utility that is physically hidden in the Oracle software. Rather, a hidden utility is an executable or PL/SQL package that is either undocumented or is included such that the documentation is difficult to find. For example, some PL/SQL packages are never loaded by the Oracle installer, yet their definitions remain in the operating system files.

Follow the link below to discover how to identify and use these secret Oracle Utilities:  

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How do I do that in Oracle?

Explore this series for a collection of tips that explain in detail how to perform specific tasks in Oracle related to database administration. Consisting of expert advice from top Oracle gurus, these how-tos provide step-by-step instructions to guide you through database administration processes related to installation and upgrades, backup and recovery and other Oracle basics.,289142,sid41_gci1371449,00.html?mo=1&Offer=mn_lr111009ORACTXLK_QAToad_Burl