Oracle uses a control file to keep track of the current state of a database.
You, the database administrator (DBA), use initialization parameters to control many aspects of how a database operates. This module gives you the
information that you need to manage both the control file and the initialization parameters.
By the end of this module, you will know how to:
- Explain the importance of multiplexing the control files
- Add new control files to a database
- Move an existing control file
- Remove a control file from a database
- Back up your control file
- View current database parameter settings
- Change parameter settings while the database is open
The first part of this module concentrates on the skills that you need to manage the control file. The last part of the module covers database
parameter settings. In the next lesson, you will learn what it means to multiplex a control file and why that is important.