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A Good DBA’s Peripheral Vision

I believe that a good DBA should have well developed “peripheral vision”. It helps everywhere — troubleshooting production issues or performance problems, database/application design, system architecture, reading documentation, etc. I also notice that a newbie DBA with good peripheral vision catches up much faster than a strictly focused person.

MySQL and PostreSQL on Solaris 10

First of all, there is now FREE Solaris 10 media kit available to order by mail if you’re not fancy downloading several GB. By the way, it also includes Sun Studio (anyone using it?). Second, I found a cool article on Solaris BigAdmin portal – Deployment Guide for an Open Source Stack on the Solaris 10 OS also available as PDF.

Inside RAC… Toilet Paper

It will take me a while to follow up on all the presentations I’ve visited during UKOUG06 and photos I’ve taken. One of the best presentations was Inside RAC from Julian Dyke. Have a look.

COLLABORATE 07, Hubble Telescope and Hana

UKOUG 2006 is over and I was planning to finally provide a bit more details about it. I got a reminder that today is the last day to send IOUG abstracts. Since I planned to submit an abstract there – I rushed in and filled out two proposals based on responses I’ve got from my UKOUG presentations.

Babette at UKOUG – day 3

Yesterday I attended Julian Dyke’s session on Inside Rac and had the good fortune to be node 2 in a 4way node cluster. And Julian clearly demonstrated the importance of a good network in RAC, particularly for the internode interconnect.

UKOUG 2006 Day 2+

Interesting was the Anti-Tuning RAC round-table with conclusion that more or less majority is running RAC because they have way too much money/time/hardware/name it.

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