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01. What are hot blocks? 02. What are cold blocks? 03. Which is faster truncate or delete? 04. What is a star schema? 05. How bitmap index beneficial/useful on fact tables 06. Why rebuilding of b-tree index is very rare & How?(self managed and self balanced) 07. What is bind peeking 08. What is en-queue in Oracle RAC 09. How do you see how many instances are running? 10. How do you automate starting and shutting down of databases in Unix? 11. What is an Oracle Instance? 12. What information is stored in Control File? 13. When you start an Oracle DB which file is accessed first? 14. What is the Job of SMON, PMON processes? 15. What is Instance Recovery? 16. What is written in Redo Log Files? 17. How do you control number of Datafiles one can have in an Oracle database? 18. How many Maximum Datafiles can there be in an Oracle Database? 19. What is a Tablespace? 20. What is the purpose of Redo Log files? 21. Which default Database roles are created when you create a Database? 22. What is a Checkpoint? 23. Which Process reads data from Datafiles? 24. Which Process writes data in Datafiles? 25. Can you make a Datafile auto extendible. If yes, how? 26. What is a Shared Pool? 27. What is kept in the Database Buffer Cache? 28. How many maximum Redo Logfiles one can have in a Database? 29. What is difference between PFile and SPFile? 30. How often you should collect statistics for a table? 31. How do you collect statistics for a table, schema and Database? 32. Can you make collection of Statistics for tables automatic? 33. On which columns you should create Indexes? 34. What type of Indexes are available in Oracle? 35. What is B-Tree Index? 36. A table is having few rows, should you create indexes on this table? 37. A Column is having many repeated values which type of index you should create on this column, if you have to? 38. When should you rebuilt indexes? 39. Can you built indexes online? 40. Can you see Execution Plan of a statement. 41. A table is created with the following setting storage (initial 200k next 200k minextents 2 maxextents 100 pctincrease 40) What will be size of 4th extent? 42. What is DB Buffer Cache Advisor?
Can you take Image Backups using RMAN? 20. How do see how much space is used and free in a tablespace? 61. What is a Global Index and Local Index? 56. Can you start and shutdown DB using RMAN? 26. How do you see information about backups in RMAN? 16.3 to 9i? 59. Can you use Backupsets created by RMAN with any other utility? 21. Where RMAN keeps information of backups if you are using RMAN without Catalog? 22. Can you take online backup of a Control file if yes. Can you use RMAN without Recovery catalog? 19. Why do you take tablespaces in Backup mode? 72. How do you go for it in RMAN? 24. How do you move tables from one tablespace to another tablespace? 60. What is STATSPACK tool? 44. 7. Should you place Recovery Catalog in the Same DB? 18. What is the difference between DELETE and TRUNCATE statements? 51. Can you import objects from Oracle ver. Can you take Offline backups using RMAN? 15. What is the difference between Range Partitioning and Hash Partitioning? 57. Can you Redefine a table Online? 46. Can you take partial backups if the Database is running in NOARCHIVELOG mode? 64. What is the advantage of RMAN utility? 73. What is a Logical Backup? 70. You cannot shutdown the database for even some minutes. What is COMPRESS and CONSISTENT setting in EXPORT utility? 52. in the same disk where DB is or another disk? 68. What is Automatic Management of Segment Space setting? 50. What is difference between Multithreaded/Shared Server and Dedicated Server? 58. What is a Recovery Catalog? 17. You want users to change their passwords every 2 months. How do you delete duplicate rows in a table? 49. how? 69. You want to retain only last 3 backups of datafiles. Can you change SHARED_POOL_SIZE online? 45. How RMAN improves backup time? 14. How do you enforce this? 48.43. What is an Index Organized Table? 55. A database is running in NOARCHIVELOG mode then which type of backups you can take? 63. You have taken a manual backup of a datafile using o/s. Can you assign Priority to users? 47. How do you bring the database in ARCHIVELOG mode from NOARCHIVELOG mode? 66. How RMAN will know about it? 23. Which types of backups you can take in Oracle? 62. Should you take the backup of Logfiles if the database is running in ARCHIVELOG mode? 71. What is the difference between Direct Path and Convention Path loading? 53. How do you recover from the loss of datafile if the DB is running in NOARCHIVELOG mode? 2 . Can you take Online Backups if the the database is running in NOARCHIVELOG mode? 65. Which is more efficient Incremental Backups using RMAN or Incremental Export? 25. Where should you place Archive logfiles. then in which mode you should run the database? 67. Can you disable and enable Primary key? 54.
You loss one datafile and DB is running in ARCHIVELOG mode. What is Cancel Based. The current logfile gets damaged. A database is running in ARCHIVELOG mode since last one month. You have written a script to take backups. How do you see how much hard disk space is free in Linux? 3 . Have you faced any emergency situation. Can you just recover these blocks if you are using RMAN? 40. Many objects are created in this datafile. You have full database backup of 1 week old and partial backup of this datafile which is just 1 day old. From which backup should you restore this file? 31. Time based and Change Based Recovery? 35. A datafile is added to the database last week. Only some blocks are damaged in a datafile. You lost some datafiles and you don't have any full backup and the database was running in NOARCHIVELOG mode. Some user has accidentally dropped one table and you realize this after two days. Can you recover this table if the DB is running in ARCHIVELOG mode? 36. Tell us how you resolved it? 42. How do you see Virtual Memory Statistics in Linux? 6. 1.27. The important objects are there in other datafiles which are intact. What you can do now? 33. How you will recreate a new parameter file with the parameters set to previous values. Now can you recover this datafile when you don't have any backups? 38. Do you have to restore Datafiles manually from backups if you are doing recovery using RMAN? 37. You loss controlfile how do you recover from this? 32. You loss one datafile and it does not contain important objects. What is a Complete Recovery? 34. At one time you lost parameter file accidentally and you don't have any backup. How do you proceed in this situation? 28. How do you recover from the loss of a controlfile if you have backup of controlfile? 39. How will you recover from this situation? 41. What is OERR utility? 5. How do you recover from the loss of datafile if the DB is running in ARCHIVELOG mode? 30. What you can do now? 29. 3. How do you make it run automatically every week? 4. After one week this datafile gets damaged before you can take any backup. Some datafiles were there on a secondary disk and that disk has become damaged and it will take some days to get a new disk.
What is the difference between Soft Link and Hard Link? 17.Snapshot Too Old error and how do you avoid it? 26. Swap partition must be how much the size of RAM? 10. How do you see how many processes are running in Unix? 19. How do you see which segment belongs to which database instances? 13. What is SAR? 8. What is VMSTAT? 14. What is Cost Based Optimization? 4 . Large Pool is used for what? 22. What is DISM in Solaris? 11. What is PCTFREE and PCTUSED Setting? 24.7. What is Row Migration and Row Chaining? 25. AIX and Solaris? 15. How do you set Kernel Parameters in Red Hat Linux. Can you change priority of a Process in Unix? 20. How do you kill a process in Unix? 20. What is a Locally Managed Tablespace? 27. What does DBMS_FGA package do? 29. Can you audit SELECT statements? 28. How do you remove Memory segments? 16. What is PGA_AGGREGRATE_TARGET parameter? 21. What is 01555 . What is stored in oratab file? 18. How do you see how many memory segments are acquired by Oracle Instances? 12. What is PCT Increase setting? 23. What is SHMMAX? 9.
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