Posts Categorized: Pythian

Log Buffer #352, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Jingle bells are all the way towards the happy new year. Whether the database bloggers are basking at white, sandy beaches or warming up indoors in white, snowy mornings, they are gearing up with their blog posts to start the new year with a bang. Log Buffer shares that enthusiasm with them.

How to Apply a Standby-First PSU Patch in a 2 node RAC environment

Oracle provides since it’s 11.2.0.1 version a way to apply certain patches, to our standby environment first, without compromising the primary database, to allow to let it burn in the Standby  for the time you deem appropriate and then apply the patch binaries to the primary BD ORACLE_HOME and these will cascade into our Standby DB. The first…

Do you have enough Redo?

The question of whether a database has enough redo logs available is quite common. The documentation suggests to use FAST_START_MTTR_TARGET and V$INSTANCE_RECOVERY.OPTIMAL_LOGFILE_SIZE to identify “the optimal” redo log size based on the target recovery time. I’ve never used it and can’t comment if it is a correct/reasonable way or not. The easiest way to identify…

OCFS2 for Shared Appl_Top in Oracle E-Business Suite

Shared appltop setup in Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) is very common nowadays, for obvious reasons. It cuts down the patching downtime enormously on large multi middle tier environments, as we just have apply the patches on only one node instead of all nodes.  Any apps patch or apps techstack patch need to be applied only…

My Experience at UKOUG Tech13

UKOUG Tech13 was great! Not only because of the amount of interesting presentations to choose from, but also because of the surrounding events. I felt this conference was quite different from previous UKOUG Oracle Technology & E-Business Suite events in Birmingham (I’ve attended six previous events so you can trust me when I say that.)…

Attended UKOUG Tech13 and Oaktable World UK

In cold, yet dry Manchester’s winter, it was quite thermal to simultaneously relish the meritorious UKOUG Tech13 and elite Oaktable World UK 2013 conferences. Pythian’s presence was overwhelming at both congresses. Paul Vallee, Alex Gorbachev, Elliot Zissman, Luke Davies, Paul Logan, Maris Elsins, Marc Fielding, Christo Kutrovsky and Michael McKee rocked the events.

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