Re: Why can't an RMAN job be edited in 10G dbcontrol?

From: Charles Hooper <>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2009 03:27:08 -0800 (PST)
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On Feb 5, 12:54 pm, joel garry <> wrote:
> > Charles Hooper wrote:
> > > GS,
> > > About 6 months ago I read the book "Oracle Database RMAN Backup &
> > > Recovery" by Matthew Hart and Robert Freeman.  While the book was good
> > > at explaining what makes RMAN tick, I personally found that the book
> > > is actually a bit difficult to use when trying to implement a change.
> > > The section on database cloning, for instance, is more difficult to
> > > follow than Oracle's own "Backup and Recovery Advanced User’s Guide"
> > > documentation on the same topic.  Maybe it is just me.  Recently I
> > > have been reading "RMAN Recipes for Oracle Database 11g: A Problem-
> > > Solution Approach" and have found that the book puts the necessary
> > > information in the right places for accomplishing a task, although
> > > there is a bit of over repeating in the book.  While the book states
> > > that it is designed for Oracle 11g, there are output captures which
> > > show that some of the sections of the book were written using Oracle
> > > 10.2.0.x.  You might want to take a peek at "RMAN Recipes for Oracle
> > > Database 11g: A Problem-Solution Approach":
> > >
> Thanks for that Charles, I've only poked around in the Freeman book
> for specific things, and generally think it's only me when I don't
> quite get something.  It _seems_ well written.  You might give him
> suggestions for improvement (he has a blog, contact info there I
> think, see oracle-l).

I have seen Robert Freeman's postings on Oracle-L, which is one of the reasons why I bought the "Oracle Database RMAN Backup & Recovery". His postings on Oracle-L are impressive. I finally found some free time at 4:30 AM to author a review of this book on Amazon - what I posted above is the condensed version of my comments about the book. If you want to read about the stumbled upon ORA-07445 and ORA-19698 errors, feel free to take a look on Amazon. As I stated before, it is just my opinion of the book.

Charles Hooper
IT Manager/Oracle DBA
K&M Machine-Fabricating, Inc. Received on Fri Feb 06 2009 - 05:27:08 CST

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