Abstracts - 12th Systems Administration Conference
Configuring Database Systems
Christopher R. Page - Millennium Pharmaceuticals
This paper provides the system administrator with a fundamental
understanding of database architecture internals so that he can better
configure relational database systems. The topics of discussion
include buffer management, access methods, and lock management. To
both illustrate concepts in practice, and to contrast the two
architectures of market leaders, Oracle and Sybase implementations are
referenced throughout the paper. The paper describes different backup
strategies and when each strategy is appropriate. In conclusion, the
paper describes special hardware considerations for high availability
and performance of database systems.
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