Tag: DBA Lounge

Nothing to Blog About? Think Again!

Suggestions about how to proceed if you are just getting started with blogging or searching for topics to blog about.

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What Happens When Active DB Duplication Goes Wrong?

There are many blog posts out there about active database duplication. However, they were all tested in an ideal environment or condition. What happens when a tablespace is created during the middle of active duplication and how to resolve the…

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Creating a single-node EBS 12.1.3 Vision instance from OVM templates

“Seriously John, do you blog about anything else?” Yeah, well… Evidence is strongly against me so far. :) One of the more common questions I’ve received as a followup to my Build an E-Business Suite 12.1.3 Sandbox In VirtualBox in…

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Even Posting in Forums Requires Etiquette

This blog explores some of the habits on user forums and advises how to enhance the forum experience. Readers are encouraged to contribute and share their own opinions.

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Script to Collect Database Information Quickly

As a DBA there are occasions where we are required to collect details from a database which can be used for further analysis. For example, getting the status of the database (i.e. File Size, Free Space, Status of the database,…

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Troubleshooting Oracle’s Auto Service Request

I’ve spent the better part of the day troubleshooting an issue with Oracle’s Auto Service Request (ASR) and wanted to share my results in case if saves someone else some effort.

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Build An EBS 12.2.2 Sandbox Fast(ish) In Virtualbox from OVM templates

Update, 7 March 2014: I don’t often suggest this, but: stop reading this post! Oracle has (finally, yay!) released VM templates for EBS 12.2.3 that can be imported to Virtualbox directly! If you want an EBS 12.2 sandbox in Virtualbox,…

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Oracle RAC on the Cloud, Part 2

In part 1 of this series, we talked about some of the challenges of setting up Oracle RAC on a public cloud provider, and went on to order some VMs from provider Gandi, and finally configuring a NFS server for shared storage. In this post, we move on to configuring the rac servers themselves, rac01 and rac02.

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Oracle RAC on the Cloud, Part 1

I’ve been working on moving a lot of the testing and R&D work I do away from local virtual machines and onto cloud environments, for a few reasons: I can avoid carrying around a laptop all the time, and rather…

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How to Download Oracle Software Using WGET or CURL

This is yet another blog post with tips and tricks to help you (and me) download Oracle software without the help of a Web browser. If you Google “how to download Oracle with wget” you’ll find heaps of posts with…

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