Log Buffer #308, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Feb 22, 2013 / By Fahd Mirza

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Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL bloggers are not only sharing their knowledge through their blogs, they are also learning about themselves. Their posts are cementing their concepts, while opening vistas of new notions. This Log Buffer Edition is yet another vista for their blogs.


Where is Oracle Block Change Tracking today? World-leading Oracle expert Alex Gorbachev answers.

Marcin Przepiorowski is asking: Oracle on AIX – where’s my CPU time?

Kyle Hailey is monitoring Oracle I/O latency.

How EBS Concurrent Processing should run on Oracle RAC? Pythian’s own Ace Director Yury Velikanov replies.

Tanel Poder is peeking into Linux kernel-land using /proc filesystem for quick’n’dirty troubleshooting.

Paulie is configuring a Basic LDAP Server + Client in Solaris 11.

SQL Server:

Ashish is blogging on how to configure MOSS without GUI, database name without additional GUID, and PSCONFIG command to configure MOSS.

Here is a rickety stairway to SQL Server Data Mining, Algorithm 8: Sequence Clustering by Steve Bolton.

Sherry Li says that the SSN can only be referenced as a member property in MDX.

Ayman El-Ghazali is talking about SQL agent and the case of the missing job owner.

Bradley Ball blogs: Windows 2012 for the DBA Setting Your Server to High Performance.


Marco Tusa is very excited and thrilled to use the latest release of MySQL 5.6 in production.

Mark Callaghan notes that MySQL 5.6 is much faster on IO-bound, read-only workloads.

Ike Walker is conducting a fail-fast first test of MySQL backup integrity.

A look on MySQL 5.5 and 5.6 default variable values differences.

Tony Darnell is creating a New Master/Slave Topology with or without Virtual Machines .

Shlomi Noach is merging tables with INSERT…ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE.

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