This 5-day course introduces tasks used by database administrators or system managers to manage and protect a NonStop SQL/MX database and applications that access the database.
- NonStop SQL/MX Basics
- NonStop SQL/MX Quick Start
Who Should Attend?
- Database administrators
- System managers
- Personnel responsible for the availability of NonStop SQL/MX databases and applications
Delegates will learn how to
- Describe HP NonStop SQL/MX architecture
- Install SQL/MX and upgrade SQL/MX metadata to current release
- Create, alter, and drop SQL/MX database objects (catalogs, schemas, tables, constraints, indexes, views, and triggers)
- Grant and revoke access privileges to SQL/MX database objects
- Import data into SQL/MX non-partitioned and range and hash partitioned tables
- Protect and recover SQL/MX database objects with HP NonStop Transaction Management Facility
- Use the MODIFY utility to add, split, merge, and drop SQL/MX range and hash partitioned tables
- Describe and use the SQL/MX utilities (DUP, import, migrate, MODIFY, mxtool, mxexportddl, MXGNAMES, POPULATE INDEX, and PURGEDATA)
- Describe the SQL.MX distributed database architecture
Module 1 Overview of SQL/MX Architecture
- SQL/MX logical structure, catalogs, schemas, and objects
- SQL/MX physical structure: SMD volumes, schema subvolumes, data forks and resource forks
- SQL/MX processes and utilities
- Lab exercise: Overview of SQL/MX Architecture
- Identify the system catalog, schemas, and objects
- Identify user catalogs, schemas, and objects
- Locate the underlying files for SQL/MX objects
- Metadata basics
Module 2 SQL/MX Installation
- Hardware and software requirements for installing SQL/MX
- Installing SQL/MX with the InstallSqlmx utility
- Verifying the SQL/MX Installation
- Create the SQL/MX sample database
- Lab exercise: Perform a post-installation check for SQL/MX.
Module 3 Metadata Migration to SQL/MX R3.0
- Migrating considerations
- Post upgrade scenarios
- FIXRCB operation
- UPGRADE utility
Module 4 Creating SQL/MX Objects
- Creating catalogs, schemas, tables, constraints, indexes, and views
- Viewing object metadata
- Lab exercise: Creating SQL/MX Objects with mxci or NSM/web
Module 5 Referential Integrity Constraints
- Referential Integrity
- Creating referential integrity constraints as column or table constraints
- Lab exercise: Creating Referential Integrity constraints with mxci or NSM/web
Module 6 Creating SQL/MX Partitioned Tables and Indexes
- Range and hash partitioned tables
- Creating range and hash partitioned tables and indexes
- Advantages and Disadvantages of each type of partitioning.
- Decoupled keys, co-partitioned tables, and co-located partitions
- Lab exercise: Creating range and hash partitioned tables with mxci or NSM/web
Module 7 Creating SQL/MX Triggers
- Trigger terminology
- Creating BEFORE and AFTER triggers
- Cascading and conflicting triggers
- Lab exercise: Creating SQL/MX Triggers
Module 8 SQL/MX Security
- Object ownership and security rules
- Object Privileges
- Use of Security Administrator's Group
- Change object ownership
- SQL/MX GRANT and REVOKE commands
- Lab exercise: Granting and Revoking Privileges with mxci or NSM/web
Module 9 Import and Populate Index Utilities
- Importing fixed and delimited data with the import utility
- Importing data in parallel
- Populating (loading) indexes
- Lab exercise: Importing Data into Range and Hash Partitioned Tables and Indexes
Module 10 Reorganizing SQL/MX Tables and Indexes
- Reorganizing data
- Determining file fragmentation
- FUP RELOAD and INFO commands
- Lab exercise: Reorganizing Data
Module 11 Updating Statistics
- Histogram Statistics and histogram metadata tables
- Generating single column and multicolumn statistics
- Using sampling with the update statistics utility
- Lab exercise: Updating and Viewing Statistics
Module 12 Database Protection and Recovery with TMF
- TMF Protection and Recovery Strategies
- MXGNAMES Utility
- Performing Online Dumps
- Recovering dropped SQL/MX Objects
- Lab exercise: SQL/MX Protection and Recovery Using TMF
Module 13 Compiling SQL/MX Programs in the OSS Environment
- Compiling SQL/MX Programs!Preprocessing source files for SQL/MX
- Language compiling SQL/MX annotated source files
- SQL/MX compiling module definition files
- Global or local module files
- Defining search paths for module files
- Lab exercise: Compiling Embedded SQL/MX C or COBOL Programs in the OSS environment
Module 14 PURGEDATA Command and MODIFY Utility
- Purging data from range and hash partitioned tables
- Adding, splitting, merging, and dropping range partitions
- Adding and dropping hash partitions
- Lab exercise: PURGEDATA Command and MODIFY Utility
Module 15 SQL/MX Utilities
- DUP tables, indexes, and constraints
- RECOVER utility
- mxtool (INFO, VERIFY, FIXUP, and GOAWAY) utility
- Lab exercise: SQL/MX Utilities
Module 16 NonStop MXDM
- Features and requirements of MXDM
- Installing and uninstalling
- Example screens
Module 17 Managing SQL/MX Applications
- Name references in programs
- Compile time and late name resolution
- Similarity checking
- Automatic recompilation
- Methods for moving SQL/MX applications
- Lab exercise: Managing Embedded SQL/MX Programs
Module 18 SQL/MX Distributed Databases
- Distributed databases
- Transparency, visibility, and availability
- ANSI name translation for local and remote objects
- REGISTER and UNREGISTER CATALOG commands
- Lab exercise: SQL/MX Distributed Database Demonstration
Module 19 Adding, Altering, and Dropping SQL/MX Objects
- Authorization for adding, altering, and dropping SQL/MX objects
- Adding SQL/MX objects
- Altering SQL/MX objects
- Dropping SQL/MX objects
- Lab exercise: Altering and dropping SQL/MX objects
Module 20 Open Source Tools
- Overview of open source tools available for SQL/MX usage
- Describe usage of Eclipse to access SQL.MX
- Overview of use of DBVisualizer to access SQL/MX
- HP NonStop Integrity Server or NonStop Blade Server or later that supports 1 GB of memory and IEEE floating point
- H06.22 or later Operating System and DDL Licensing Product T0394
- Projecting equipment, computer to display MS Power Point slides and access to a TACL process
- Student computers with access to a TACL process
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