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where should i start to learn to become a DBA?

From: shuan <>
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 22:53:19 -0800
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Hi DBAs!

I'm working as a System Programmer for only one year. And i'm interested to Oracle, wish to become DBA like you guys. I did read some Oracle reference books, searching the web to find more about Oracle, and of course, here in this list, reading you guys' experiences for already few months.

I've keep trying to learn the Oracle by myself(good or bad?). When face problems, trying to play around myself here and there in Oracle, RTFM, FAQs...anything that can find the similar problem.

To be honest, i don't think i learn much. Maybe it's because i don't know the proper way to learn it. Well...i don't read books page by page, i only read those i'm curious at the beginning. But i feel i'm getting confusing. I don't know whether i'm going in the correct way. It's so many times that i have to reinstall the Oracle. ('Cos i dun know how to make it running again, a lot of errors.) So, can you guys give me some advices of which section should i start as a beginner? What's the next? and so on...and so on... Or any links to point to?

mm...I'm playing with Oracle 8.1.6 in Win2000 on my PC. around with Oracle 8.0.5 on Linux(Which is corporate DB Server, shh...)

Thanks for any advices.
Have a nice day!


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