Hi List - Apologies for non-technical subject - see below for bonus technical tidbits!Although primarily a technology consultant, I occasionally help my clients with recruiting. One of my clients, a prominent Seattle-based e-commerce pioneer, has asked me to help them find good DBAs.
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Thanks, Jeremiah Wilton ORA-600 Consulting http://www.ora-600.net ob.TechnicalContent: Q: What are some of the new background processes in 11g? A:VKTM - The virtual keeper of time provides wall-clock time and reference time for other sessions/processes.
FBAR :-) - (sadly now renamed to FBDA partway through the beta) The flashback data archiver writes old row-versions of tables with 'flashback archive' enabled into flashback data archives on commit. Anyone remember Oracle v.5 BIFs?
DIAG - The diagnosibility process (DIAG) runs oradebug commands and triggers diagnostic dumps as part of the new ADR (automatic diagnostic repository) feature, which is a replacement (and major enhancement) for the much-reviled RDA.
DIA0 - The "other" diagnosibility process detects hangs then triggers DIAG do take diagnostics.
SMCO/Wnnn - The space management coordinator and slaves perform space allocation and reclamation.