One of the most critical skills of any Oracle DBA is the ability to prevent a system crash and to restore and recover the system in case of a disaster. The “Oracle RMAN 11g Backup and Recovery” book by Robert G. Freeman and Matthew Hart is a resource that can definitely help to acquire the skill. I recently received my early copy of it, and am honored to have contributed to Chapter 5 “Oracle Secure Backup” for it.
My acquaintance with Robert G. Freeman began last summer when I found the “Merge me baby!!” contest for a new book on his blog. I have always loved to solve puzzles and that one seemed interesting to me. As it turns out, I won the contest. When I knew that Robert was looking for someone who could help him with the chapter about Oracle Secure Backup (OSB) for his new book, I immediately offered him my help and experience in OSB.
I highly recommend the book. It has not been published yet but can be pre-ordered on Amazon.com or on McGraw-Hill Professional Books.
* Paperback: 688 pages
* Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; 1 edition (May 17, 2010)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0071628606
* ISBN-13: 978-0071628600
well done Alisher!