Accessing/managing Oracle from a remote machine
How should I access and manage the Oracle database from a remote machine with an Oracle client installed in that machine?
If all you have is Oracle client then you'll perform your database
administration through SQL*Plus. You'll need to configure your
%ORACLE_HOME%networkadmintnsnames.ora file to have an alias for your
remote database. If you use the command line version of SQL*Plus, then
connect to the remote database with the following:
If you use the Windows version of SQL*Plus, then enter the tns_alias as
the third value after username and password.
You might also want to consider installing Oracle Enterprise Manager on
your desktop for remote administration through a GUI tool.
This was first published in March 2004