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.
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.
Does size matter? This question has been teasing mankind since the beginning. But now, due to improvements in technology, size doesn’t really matter. Databases now have the features to tackle all data: big, medium, small, or very small. This Log Buffer Edition is here once again to bring you your data news of all sizes.