Author: Alex Gorbachev

Oracle ASM 11g: Does the ASMCMD cp Command Really Work?

Since the introduction of ASM in Oracle 10g Release 1, every ASM administrator has been dreaming of a simple command line tool to copy files between ASM diskgroups and other filesystems. Oracle ASM 10g Release 2 added the handy asmcmd utility, but even though everyone expected a copy command there, it had not been implemented. While working on a Collaborate 08 presentation on Oracle 11g new features out-of-the-box, I was verifying new commands in Oracle ASM 11g’s asmcmd utility. It turned our that copying files from or to ASM is still a problem.

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How To Identify the Database Links of a Failed Refresh Job

I have a client with refreshes scheduled using MV refresh groups, and it took me a while to recall the view name, asking around and RTFM’ing. Since this situation comes up regularly, I wrapped up a quick script that parses job content, takes in account MV refresh groups, and outputs the database link(s) involved. I think it could be useful to few others so here it goes.

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Is Summer Canceled in Ottawa This Year?

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that I was at the Hotsos Symposium 2008 this year. You might not know that I also had a chance to take few days off and spend 1+ week vacation in Texas after the symposium — enjoyed the sun and warm weather. My family liked that even more than I did. Unfortunately, when I was back home last weekend, I discovered pretty unpleasant view from my windows…

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Hotsos Symposium 2008 — The End

Today is Hotsos Symposium 2008 Training Day — one full day with Tom Kyte. FInd out how I spent my last day at the Hotsos Symposium 2008.

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Hotsos Symposium 2008 — Still On

The symposia is still ongoing and my head is slowly filling up — relieved from my presentation, finally, I’m able to focus on others’ sessions. I attended Wolfgang Breitling’s presentation on “Active Statistics”. He provided a lot of insights into statistics gathering options and emphasized lots of new features in 11g. Have a look at my post to read about some of the other great presentations I attended.

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Oak Table Network

I’m a member of the Oak Table Network now! I’m so delighted and proud to be the part of that group and also very grateful for the invitation to join those bright people.

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Hotsos Symposium 2008 – The Before

First of all “the before” time is over — I’m done with my presentation. It’s been the first slot of the day — 8:30 and Cary Milsap was presenting in another hall so what chances do I have to get people in? It turned out that some people actually did show up and quite a few considering the circumstances. To find out more about the other great presentations I saw today keep reading. If not, stay tuned — more to come.

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Off to Hotsos Symposium 2008

Last year’s Hotsos Symposium was the first for me. These were exciting few days and I fully enjoyed the conference. I’m very pleased that this year I’m going to Dallas again but this time in the new role — I’m doing a presentation on Workload Management in Oracle RAC. I don’t need to tell you what Hotsos Symposium is about — if you are on this blog, you should know it already. 3 days of high quality presentations and endless networking opportunities where you can share your ideas or concerns and get your questions answered. Keep watching for updates.

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RMOUG 2008 is Over

The time is flying here and two days of RMOUG Training Days 2008 have gone. In a nutshell, what a great conference! Well done RMOUG and special thanks to Peggy King! It was very nice to see a bunch of old friends and meet new ones in person including Jeremiah Wilton and Tim Gorman. The highlight of the day was controversial presentation by Moans No Balls Longgood about the current state of database performance tuning. For a full rundown of the last day keep reading.

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RMOUG Training Days 2008 Starting

‘m in Denver now and it’s RMOUG Training Days time! The University Sessions were running yesterday and the conference itself starts today. I have heard a lot of good things about RMOUG and the conference is considered one of the best Oracle events in North America. I will be able to confirm it during the next two days but I have no doubt that it’s true. Keep an eye out for my RMOUG updates.

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