I REQUEST EVERYONE NOT TO REPLY FOR THIS MAIL. Nisar Tareen, Thanks for your advice. Thanks for everyone who have answered my questions in this forum. My email address says dba, but it doesnt mean it. I'm a newbie in the vast ocean of Oracle, I was a programmer who was assisting DBA's and few months back I've started as DBA. Few doubts I have raised, I read few materials, when I was not able to get a clear view, I thought to post the forum, it's not that I posted straightaway to the forum. Other issues, like scripts, I wanted to know(if others didnt mind), how they handle it, as each and everyone has his/her own way to handle the issues. What do you mean by... "where ever Thaigoo is working, there will be many qualified DBAs in that part of the world looking for a job or can be hired by the company where Thaigoo works and help Thaigoo for some money" Anyone can join in any company, HR and Resource Management will work towards this.. if you talk abt Oracle its OK for me, even if you suggest to go to any institute to study that's also OK with me, but why have you written "help Thaigoo for some money"....... DO YOU THINK YOU HAVE SUCH RIGHT TO COMMENT ON OTHERS LIKE THIS? MONEY IS PERSONAL FOR ME, DO YOU THINK ANYONE CAN HELP IN THIS WAY OR WILL ANYONE ACCEPT EVEN IF YOU HELP? Whether you help for my issue is a different issue. Even if I didnt get any reply from this forum, I'm going to solve in my way..BUT I DONT LIKE THESE PERSONAL COMMENTS. I would like to remind that 'THERE'S NO ONE WHO KNOWS EVERYTHING AND THERE'S NO ONE WHO KNOWS NOTHING', BASED ON HIS/HER EDUCATION/CAPABILITY/WISDOM/KNOWLEDGE THEY DEVELOP THIS. I apologize to the forum, for wasting your precious time and I request anyone not to reply for my mail..as many souls are trying to improve their knowledge and I dont want to hamper their efforts and reduce the dignity of this forum. If you've replied for me alone its OK, since u have cc-ed I've replied to them same. Best Regards, Thiagu Nisar Tareen <ntareen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: Dear Thaigu its time to go and attend some Computer institute, and learn like other had done. I had seen your and few others questions in the past two weeks and come to the following views. (Before throwing your so basic questions please refer to a manual or do some effort. ) Dear frends on the forums, its good to guide and lend a helping hand to a fellow but to help by giving free ride to an unqualified / untrained person, is to harm other qualified person who can do a better job where ever Thaigoo is working, there will be many qualified DBAs in that part of the world looking for a job or can be hired by the company where Thaigoo works and help Thaigoo for some money. I know many will hate me for this reply specailly Thaigoo but many qualified proffesional will under stand from where I am comming from or going to. Nisar Tareen (Help a fellow DBA). Thiagoo <thiagoodba@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: HI, 1.How can I find the OS storage type? Which command should I execute to find this? Mine is Oracle 8.1.7 and 188.8.131.52 OS :- AIX 5.1 2.What's the advantage of pfile over init.ora? PS:- If somebody is having hot/cold/RMAN backup/restore scripts, pls forward the same to me. -TIA, Thiagu --------------------------------- Yahoo! for Good Click here to donate to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. --------------------------------- Yahoo! for Good Click here to donate to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. ================================================== Thanks & Best Regards, Thiagu ================================================== --------------------------------- Yahoo! for Good Click here to donate to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.