Log Buffer #344, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Nov 1, 2013 / By Fahd Mirza

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Every day is a new journey but the path remains the same. Bloggers are advancing on this path to reach new milestones. They sometimes pace high, sometime low, but whatever, they never miss to share what they learn along the way, and present that through Log Buffer.


This post is about installing a Virtualized Oracle 12cR1 RAC Cluster using Oracle Linux 6.4 Virtual Machines on VMware ESXi 5.

Frits Hoogland is compressing sqlplus output using a pipe.

One of the greatest advancements in EM12c from previous Enterprise Manager versions is the auto-deployment.

Mark Bobak discusses introduction and options regarding zero downtime upgrades for Oracle 11g/12c.

Missed OpenWorld? Fear not. Customer Service Presentations for you, by Tuula Fai.

SQL Server:

Jason Brimhall is scaring a database near you.

SQL Server Data Tools for SQL Server 2014 CTP2 now available, James Serra reports.

Joining the Digital Dots: What’s your worst data storage story? Jen Stirrup asks.

Derik Hammer is diving into the present and future of Windows command line, Powershell.

The thing which Tom LaRock loves most about Windows Azure SQL Database (WASD) is that you don’t have many options  when it comes to performance tuning.


MySQL Fabric is a very promising sharding framework.

InnoDB page compression is a feature that really interests Morgan Tocker.

Emphasis on clustering solutions comes up quite a lot when talking to customers about High Availability.

You love MySQL for its ease of deployment – but are you worried about how your application will perform when it starts to scale?

Installing the latest MySQL 5.6 on Amazon Linux using official repos.

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