July/August 2002

The Specialist
Database News You Can Use

July/August 2002
A monthly newsletter for Oracle users
from Database Specialists, a consulting firm
specializing in Oracle technology

Note to our readers: The Specialist is taking some time off this summer, so the July and August issues are being combined. We’ll be back on a monthly schedule in September. See you then!

In this issue:

A Step-by-step Guide to Installing and Configuring Oracle9i

Roger Schrag has updated his popular step-by-step Oracle installation guide to cover Oracle9i Release 2. Although the guide walks you through all of the details of installing Oracle9i on the Sun Solaris platform, most of the material is applicable to other platforms as well.

Entitled “Installing and Configuring Oracle9i on the Solaris Platform,” this detailed step-by-step guide provides hands on, roll up-your-sleeves-and-get-busy material for Oracle users who want to get an Oracle9i database up and running quickly without reading hundreds of pages of documentation and “readme” files. Check it out today at http://dbspecialists.wpengine.com/presentations.html.
Secure Configuration Guide for Oracle9iR2

Oracle Corporation has published a new database security checklist on the Oracle Technology Network. This ten-page white paper is a quick read and offers lots of good suggestions for keeping the data in your database secure and less susceptible to unauthorized access. Although specifically written for Oracle9i Release 2, most of the recommendations apply to earlier versions as well. Download the Secure Configuration Guide for Oracle9iR2 at http://otn.oracle.com/deploy/security/oracle9i/pdf/9iR2_checklist.pdf.

Northern California Oracle Users Group Summer Conference

The Northern California Oracle Users Group (NoCOUG) will be holding its summer conference on Thursday, August 15 from 8:00a.m to 4:15p.m. Concurrent technical sessions will be presented on the topics of Database Administration, N-Tier Architecture, and Server Features for Developers. The conference will take place at Chevron/Texaco’s campus in San Ramon. Visit the NoCOUG website at http://www.nocoug.org/next.htm to check out the session descriptions and location details, and to RSVP for the event.

Share Your Favorite Oracle Tips

Do you have a favorite Oracle resource, website, or book that you would like to share with “The Specialist” audience? Do you have a handy script you’ve written that you’d like to share with others? If so, we invite you to send them to Lisa Loper, editor of The Specialist, at lloper@dbspecialists.com. Give a little something back to the Oracle user community, and we’ll be sure to give you plenty of credit for your submission. We look forward to hearing from you!

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