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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Toronto, Canada

    Unanswered: Oracle Enterprise Manager versus using the terminal (and running commands)

    I've just began to learn about Oracle, and wanted to know what experienced Oracle DBAs use in administering their DBs.

    Do experienced DBAs use Oracle's Enterprise Manager? or do they just run commands from a terminal window?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Liverpool, NY USA
    I don't use OEM, I either issue hand commands or use DBARTISAN
    You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    I don't like OEM.
    I use the sqlplus on the command prompt.
    Or for viewing performance problems, I use Tora.
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Provided Answers: 1
    Just to confuse the issue, I use both! Each method has its strengths, but at the end of the day I think it's down to personal preference.

    I believe that you should manage without OEM to start with, then after a while start using it & see if it helps. The problem with using OEM is that you can hide the SQL statements so you don't really see or fully understand what it is you're doing.
    90% of users' problems can be resolved by punching them - the other 10% by switching off their PCs.

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