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Reading materials for Oracle and Solaris command education

I am just starting Oracle on Solaris (2.x). I was trained on MS operating system for both 8i and 9i. I would appreciate if you could recommend a list of reading materials that will get me up to speed with Oracle and Sun Solaris commands.

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Since you are asking about Oracle and Solaris, I'm not exactly sure if you're a DBA or Unix admin. However, I'll give you some Web pages and books to look at.

  • Here's a nice tutorial for installing Oracle on Solaris.
  • Here's another one.
  • This list is from Oracle and includes various documents on Solaris installation and administration.
  • Try the UGU (Unix Guru Universe) portal. There is a wealth of information on Solaris and other versions of Unix.
  • Here is a quick guide to help you with commands.
  • As far as books are concerned, if you're a DBA, this guide from O'Reilly might be right up your alley: Unix for Oracle DBAs
  • This one from Oracle press has a lot more detail: Unix Administration Handbook
  • If you're not embarrassed to see one of those dummy books, and you shouldn't be, here's a Solaris for Dummies book
  • When you get more advanced. Here's an excellent book on performance tuning that has helped me out of many a jam.
  • This was first published in May 2005

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