Tag: automation

What You Should Know About Docker Containers for Oracle Data Integrator

Not long ago, Oracle adopted the Docker engine as one of the accepted platforms for its products and published a set of scripts and examples in the Oracle GitHub repository. This includes sets for rapid deployment of Oracle databases, Weblogic…

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Automating Oracle RMAN backup configuration on Linux with Ansible

Having valid backup of the databases is one of the most important tasks for every DBAs. Having proper RMAN backup scripts on place and covering all aspects to protect your databases can be lifesaving in the event that a crisis hits. However, when you’re…

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Episode 14 – The Impact of Automation on the DBA Career

In this episode we are going to continue talking about the evolution of the DBA career, specifically as it pertains to automation. Today we are under more pressure than ever to automate our tasks. This is driven by cloud-first initiatives…

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Automation, PowerShell and Word Templates – Let the Technician Do Tech

In my work as a Database Consultant, I enjoy technical challenges, but it’s always a painful process when I need to transfer my technical knowledge into a report. Writing the report isn’t really the difficult part; the real challenge is…

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Automating Password Rotation for Oracle Databases

Password rotation is not the most exciting task in the world, and that’s exactly why it’s a perfect candidate for automation. Automating routine tasks like this are good for everyone – DBAs can work on something that’s more exciting, companies…

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Ansible and AWS Automation

Overview The goal was to create and manage a MySQL RDS instance and learn how to control AWS resources by using Ansible. With Ansible interacting with AWS it’s best to determine how hard or easy it is to build and…

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Cloning Oracle Grid Infrastructure Using Ansible

Sometimes your organization may decide to move to new hardware, to new data center and you, as an Oracle DBA, would need to be involved in preparation and configuration of new servers at new location. It is very often that…

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Simple Steps to Perform opatch Maintenance with Ansible

Like the Universe, IT growth seems to be infinite, we always have more environments, more servers, more users, more disk usage, more databases to manage and it won’t stop. In fact, we are pretty sure that this expansion is going…

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Automate SQL Server Version and Database Compatibility Report Using PowerShell

Sandeep Arora, SQL Server Database Consultant, provides a script for automating SQL Server Version and Database Compatibility Report by using PowerShell.

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Capturing SQL Server IO Latencies for a Period of Time with PowerShell

Today’s blog post is a demonstration of the PowerShell approach to Paul Randal’s recent blog post, Capturing IO Latencies for a Period of Time. Since wait statistics were properly implemented in SQL Server, it turned into a powerful resource to diagnose and troubleshoot…

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