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Proactive FRA Monitoring Using OEM Metrics

As you know, thresholds for flash/fast recovery area (FRA) usage are set internally in a database to 85 and 97 per cent, and there are no ways to change the thresholds — at least none that are supported by Oracle. This might work fine in most cases, but being aware of changes in FRA usage can sometimes be helpful. You can then contact your DBA and suggest verifying your database’s settings.

Log Buffer #334, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

This Log Buffer Edition starts with an awesome post by Dana Pylayeva from Rakuten LinkShare, a long term Pythian client, about her deep and insightful reflections about security. And as usual, it also brings together all the sparkling gems of Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL. Enjoy!

Database 12c: What’s New with Data Pump? Lots.

Oracle Data Pump appeared with release 10gR1 and has been a best friend for Oracle techs ever since. It offers so much more than traditional export/import, but do not let it detract you from its predecessors for even a second. This article offers an introduction to some of the new stuff in 2cR1.

Database Validation in Data Guard 12c

Data Guard Broker in #DB12c introduced a new command, VALIDATE DATABASE, which tremendously lightens the process of information gathering to make sure role change operations succeed. It is very helpful in the case of RAC database usage in Data Guard configuration.

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