While thousands of organizations use both the SAP business system and the oracle database management system in combination, until now there has been no book that described the intersection between the two systems. Oracle SAP Administration is aimed at experienced Oracle database administrators, system administrators, and developers who are using SAP in conjunction with either Oracle8 or Oracle7. The book emphasizes the differences between traditional Oracle administration and Oracle/SAP administration; it's intended as a supplement to the standard Oracle and SAP documentation. Topics include: Oracle/SAP architecture, naming conventions, INIT. ORA settings, and administrative roles and tasks. Using the SAPDBA and SAPGUI utilities for Oracle database administration. Oracle/SAP disk management and optimal file placement. Reorganization of tablespaces, tables, and indexes. Oracle/SAP database monitoring, tuning, backup, and recovery. Special issues for parallel processing and very large databases. The book also includes a summary of additional online and offline resources for Oracle/SAP administrators. The tried-and-true tips and techniques in Oracle SAP Administration should save you hundreds of hours of aggravation while you adapt to using Oracle and SAP in combination.