Become a DBA in just one day

Oracle is the industry standard for databases, no one will argue here. After acquiring Sun Microsystems they have also become one of the leaders as telco-grade systems supplier (HW + OS + DB). Most admins know the basics about how Oracle works, how to start it up, shut it down, and with a bit of googling, how to restore and backup the db.

I had a similar problem today (our DBA is on holiday) and we needed to quickly restore the DB to proper operation.

For those of you looking for a quick cheat-sheet on how to do the basics with Oracle I have prepared a reference page.

Best book for beginner DBA: here.