Tag: Oracle

Is Oracle Smart Flash Cache a “SPOF”?

Maris Elsins, Lead Database Consultant at Pythian, Oracle ACE & OCM, explores whether the failure of a solid-state device used by Oracle Smart Flash Cache affects the availability of the database.

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ASM Internals: Tracking Down Failed ASM Reads

Stefan Knecht, Pythian Solutions Architect, encountered some issues while mapping ASM allocation units (AU) to database extents. It’s not easy to find a clear cut solution, but he’s done some digging to make your life easier.

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Log Buffer #453: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Fahd Mirza, Pythian Database Consultant and Oracle ACE, presents this weeks Log Buffer Edition digging deep into the world of Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL to bring you some of the best blog posts around the web.

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How to Decipher Oracle Internal Datatype Storage

Jared Still, Principal Consultant and Oracle ACE explains why Oracle doesn’t always provide all the information you need as a DBA. Here’s one example and how to work around it with Oracle data type storage.

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Why Locking Oracle Accounts is a Bad Idea

Oracle DBA and Consultant Stefan Knecht discusses how Oracle handles a failed login attempt when an account is locked, and in turn, why locking these accounts is a bad idea.

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Log Buffer #452: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

This Log Buffer Edition covers top Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL blog posts of the week.

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How to Troubleshoot an ORA-28030 Error

ORA-28030: Server encountered problems accessing LDAP directory service. Cause: Unable to access LDAP directory service. Action: Please contact your system administrator.   There are many reasons for causing this error when you are trying to login to the database with…

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Log Buffer #451: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

  The show goes on. This Log Buffer Edition picks some blogs which are discussing new and old features of Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL.

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ORACLE E-BUSINESS SUITE: VIRTUAL HOST NAMES SOLUTION

  This blog post is a continuation to an earlier post about my musings on Oracle EBS support for virtual host names. Actually, most parts of Oracle E-Business Suite work with virtual host names with out any problem. The only…

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Advanced Compression Option Caveat in Oracle 12c

  Oracle 12c introduced a new capability to move a partition online, without any interruptions to DML happening at the same time. But, there’s a catch. So far we’ve been able to use basic table compression without having to worry…

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