1. What do Database Buffers contain?

Database buffers store the most recently used blocks of database data. It can also contain modified data that has not yet been permanently written to disk.

2. What are the components of SGA?

Database buffers, Redo Log Buffer the Shared Pool and Cursors.

3. What is SGA?

The System Global Area (SGA) is a shared memory region allocated by ORACLE that contains data and control information for one ORACLE instance.

4. What constitute an ORACLE Instance?

SGA and ORACLE background processes constitute an ORACLE instance. (or) Combination of memory structure and background process.

5. Explain an Integrity Constrains?

An integrity constraint is a declarative way to define a business rule for a column of a table.

6. What is a Data Dictionary?

The data dictionary of an ORACLE database is a set of tables and views that are used as a read-only reference about the database. It stores information about both the logical and physical structure of the database, the valid users of an ORACLE database, integrity constraints defined for tables in the database and space allocated for a schema object and how much of it is being used.

7. Explain the use of Control File?

When an instance of an ORACLE database is started, its control file is used to identify the database and redo log files that must be opened for database operation to proceed. It is also used in database recovery.

8. Explain What does a Control file Contain?

A Control file records the physical structure of the database. It contains the following information.
Database Name, Names and locations of a databases files and redolog files. ,Time stamp of database creation.

9. What is the use of Redo Log Information?

The Information in a redo log file is used only to recover the database from a system or media failure prevents database data from being written to a databases data files.

10. What is the function of Redo Log?

The Primary function of the redo log is to record all changes made to data.

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