As you know one of the high availability solution is Data Guard. My dear friends Emre Baransel and Nassyam Basha have been published one new book about Data Guard product.

Before start, let me remind you some information about Oracle Data Guard:

Oracle Data Guard provides the management, monitoring, and automation software to create and maintain one or more standby databases to protect Oracle data from failures, disasters, human error, and data corruptions while providing high availability for mission critical applications. Data Guard is included with Oracle Database Enterprise Edition.

Data Guard provides a comprehensive set of services that create, maintain, manage, and monitor one or more standby databases to enable production Oracle databases to survive disasters and data corruptions

Oracle Data Guard can be deployed to maintain standby databases at a secondary site. These standby databases are maintained as synchronized copies of the production database.

If the production database becomes unavailable because of a planned or an unplanned outage, Data Guard can switch the standby database to the production role, thus minimizing the downtime associated with the outage, and preventing any data loss.

Those lines are from Oracle® Data Guard Concepts and Administration guide. You can find more details at that guide.

So Oracle Data Guard Product became more important everyday, it also became important to know and use&manage this product everyday on markets

My dear friends Emre Baransel and Nassyam Basha have been published one new book. Oracle Data Guard 11gR2 Administration Beginner’s Guide is the one of the best book which cover all related details about Oracle Data Guard.


If you buy this book and start to reading it, you can learn:

– What is Oracle Data Guard architecture, definition and features of Data Guard,
– What is standby databases,details of Physical Standby Database-Logical Standby Database,
– What is Oracle Data Guard Broker, How you can use it,
– How Oracle Data Guard works(Data Guard Protection Modes,Data Guard Role Transitions
– What is Active Data Guard and features
– How you manage Oracle Data guard systems like patching
– Common Data Guard issues
– Useful scripts

This book is very good one for new beginner- readers because after you follow chapters you can create and configure your Oracle Data Guard very easily. This book is also includes some advances topic such as patching, best practice which can be use by all DBA’s.

If you interested to learn to use that Oracle future, I am strongly suggest to read that book.

Book Details:

The book has 11 chapters, pop quiz,tips and tricks.The Chapters are:

– Chapter 1, Getting Started
– Chapter 2, Configuring the Oracle Data Guard Physical Standby Database
– Chapter 3, Configuring Oracle Data Guard Logical Standby Database
– Chapter 4, Oracle Data Guard Broker
– Chapter 5, Data Guard Protection Mode
– Chapter 6, Data Guard Role Transitions
– Chapter 7, Active Data Guard, Snapshot Standby
– Chapter 8, Integrating Data Guard with the Complete Oracle Environment
– Chapter 9, Data Guard Configuration Patching
– Chapter 10, Common Data Guard Issues
– Chapter 11, Data Guard Best Practices

I want to say thanks to my friends Emre and Nassyam to share their knowledge and experiences by writing&publishing this book with us.

Also, I want to say thanks to to Packt Publications team for sending me this e-book for review.

If you want to get this great book to please click here to buy from Packt Publishing