Posts Categorized: Technical Blog

2013 Year in Review – Oracle E-Business Suite

Here are the Top 5 things in Oracle E-Business Suite world that will have major impact in 2014 and beyond. 1. Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Now Available 2013 started on a low note in Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) World. Many people were expecting some announcement related to upcoming EBS release during Openworld 2012. But all…

Dancer In Chains

Sometimes, you idly think about a problem, and an answer comes to you. And it has the simplicity and the elegance of a shodo brush-stroke. It is so exquisitely perfect, you have to wonder… Have you reached the next level of enlightenment, or did the part of your brain responsible for discernment suddenly called it…

Untold Secrets of SQL Server: What if?

It’s common practice for IT vendors to keep some of the commands and statements for their own use, and to avoid publishing or documenting these tools for two reasons: Some of these commands are unsafe for production environments and should be used carefully on non-production systems only – otherwise it may cause some adverse effects…

Puppet and MySQL: A How-To Guide

Today’s blog post will include a how-to guide on setting up Puppet Master and Agents for streamlined server management. First off you’ll have to configure each of your puppet agent nodes (i.e. clients.)

How to Configure Transactional Replication-Mirroring Failover

Configure SQL Server Transactional Replication with Mirroring – this was one of the recent interesting and unusual projects that came our way. At first it looked really odd and intriguing at the same time. The question was, can it really be done? Well, as it happens, Microsoft SQL Server has a pretty straight forward method…

Do AWR Reports Show the Whole Picture?

AWR report is a great source of aggregated information on top activities happening in our databases. I use data collected in AWR quite often, and obviously the easiest way of getting the data out from the AWR is by running the AWR report. In most cases that’s not an issue, but there are certain scenarios when…

Script to Collect Database Information Quickly

As a DBA there are occasions where we are required to collect details from a database which can be used for further analysis. For example, getting the status of the database (i.e. File Size, Free Space, Status of the database, and who is the current owner of the database). This kind of information is required,…

Deduping 100 Gigs Worth of Files? Gimme 5 Minutes…

Shortly before the Holidays, I became aware of the Dallas/Fort Worth Perl Mongers Winter Hackaton Contest. The challenge was simple enough: Here’s a directory structure filled with 100G worth of files, go and find all the duplicate files in there, as fast as you can. You know me: can’t resist a contest. But since I…

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