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MaxDB vs. Oracle

In Oracle, there are files/tables that are frequently used as follows. Can any MaxDB guru

give their equavalents in MaxDB? They just need to be w/ a similar functionality, NOT

necessarily exacrly the same. Thanks!

alert_SID.log

initSID.ora

listener.ora/tnsnames.ora

controlSID.dbf

oratab

sapusers

V$backup

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    Jun 18, 2009 at 10:27 PM

    > alert_SID.log

    knldiag, knldiag.err

    > initSID.ora

    parameters are configured using "dbmcli", DBMGUI or the DB-Studio (a bit like the Oracle spfile), the init<SID> mechanism on Oracle is also very old.

    > listener.ora/tnsnames.ora

    xuser (executable to configure the users)

    > controlSID.dbf

    Stored in the database parameter section as well

    > oratab

    > sapusers

    something like that does not exist.

    > V$backup

    dbm.knl

    To start working with MaxDB I would not use the "what's the equivalent" approach but rather try to get the database as a complete new software. Better question would be "how do I...." (do backups/restores, find out why the database is not coming up etc.)

    Install a system based on MaxDB and install the GUI (or the new DBSTudio) and play a bit around 😊

    Markus

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    • Markus is right - getting some hands-on experience is for sure the most efficient way to get a grasp on the conceptual differences of MaxDB compared to Oracle.

      As a starter you may also like to read some of my blog entries of the mini-series "Mind the gap...".

      Simple search for "mind the gap" and "blogs" and you should find them.

      Here's the link to the first issue ['Mind the gap ...'|https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/weblogs?blog=/pub/wlg/7595] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken];.

      regards,

      Lars

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    Jun 18, 2009 at 08:23 PM

    Hi,

    I am also new to Maxdb. Giving you few links which will help you.

    http://maxdb.sap.com/documentation/

    https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/maxdb

    Thanks

    Sushil

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