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UoK? Better Believe It

anticipate seeing people from all over the continent at UKOUG. The attendance over the past few years has been growing and nothing short of astounding. I am giving two papers at the show … one on a dear friend of us all called rman and the other on a close second … the physical standby. For me, even in the midst of emerging technology solutions, there’s still nothing like the old-fashioned Oracle CORE database arena.

Log Buffer #247, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Thanksgiving is here and the circular chain of thankfulness is going on. Clients are thankful that they have applications, applications are thankful to their databases, database are thankful to their DBAs, and DBAs are thankful to clients. And they all are thankful that there is weekly Log Buffer Edition, of which the latest is Log Buffer #247. :)

Last Day at PalominoDB

I have been the Community Liaison and a Senior DBA at PalominoDB for 15 months, and doing remote DBA work for 4 years.  In that time I have learned that “consultant” need not be a dirty word, and that in the DBA world it is actually extremely valuable to have a remote DBA with lots…

Rails and Database Session Variables

Ruby’s ActiveRecord provides a very robust means of manipulating database table structures especially in the context of automated deployments such as Capistrano. When there is a master-slave database configuration, it may not always be prudent to perform DDL statements on the master and let those propagate through to the slave, especially in high-volume sites where…

Oracle Ebusiness Suite 12.2 Online Patching Feature

Oracle hosted a webcast of Sysadmin-oriented Preview of EBS 12.2. It was an enlighting webcast, which gave a very good idea about things coming up in Release 12.2. Today I want to discuss about a prominent feature of the upcoming Oracle E-Business suite Release 12.2, Online patching feature. The screengrab in thiis post of a slide from presentation gives a nice overview of the feature.

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