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Oracle 9.2.0.8 Released, Major Bug Fixes

I was looking for known issues under 10.2.0.2 (which are notoriously hard to find by searching MetaLink) and came across this note that mentioned 9.2.0.8. Looking up patch number 4547809 on Oracle’s FTP site (use your MetaLink credentials to log in), I see that it was released for Windows 32/64-bit, HP/UX 64-bit, and MVS (!) overnight:

New STATSPACK Methodology (part 1)

Recently, I was doing some performance analysis for one of our clients, using STATSPACK and found that they were not using a consistent method for control. STATSPACK was installed on most instances but some instances had scheduled cron jobs for STATSPACK gathering, while others had dba_jobs. In addition, there was no cleanup implemented for some of the instances. This situation led me to think about finding a consistent, integrated and simple way of setting up and configuring STATSPACK.

Doing something about the SysAdminDay DBA snub

Today is SysAdmin day, don’t you know. Right up until last year, DBAs were included in this global movement to celebrate systems administrators. The Internet Wayback Machine gladly shows us how the site looked last year, clearly including DBAs right in the home page. This year? No mention of us!

Oracle: How to move a table to another schema?

A client asked me, “How can I move a table to another schema in Oracle?” The quick answer I gave him is, “not possible”. You have to rebuild it via “create table as select”. You might ask, justifiably, why would you want to do that anyway? His problem was that the application has been split into 2 parts, and he wanted to have separate schemas for each part, to ensure that there is no cross-schema table access.

Log Buffer #1: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Welcome to the inaugural Log Buffer, a Carnival of the Vanities for the DBA community. Since this is the first, the duty of hosting it falls to us, but we hope other bloggers in the community will take on future editions. Here are our favourite database-related blog articles.

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