Tag: Oracle

Exadata Patching Overview

I would like to share some of my tips/notes about patching Oracle Exadata, based on my experiences and not less important, research and googling.

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Log Buffer #248, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Simple messages are the most powerful. Keep it simple is the advice given by top technologists. One reason why blogs are extremely popular is their simplicity. This simplicity comes from the shortness and focus of the message of the blog. This Log Buffer Edition collects some simple yet powerful blog posts for you in Log Buffer #248.

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“Mastering Oracle Trace Data” by Cary Millsap

My good friend (and personal hero) Cary Millsap is doing a series of one day classes around the world — Mastering Oracle Trace Data. One of them is conveniently scheduled in Birmingham Thursday next week right after the UKOUG Conference.

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#1 Issue you Should be Careful with AWR/STATSPACK Reported Numbers

I have decided to share with you some of the real life examples of why sometimes V$ views may hide real resources utilization numbers. As AWR and STATSPACK (previous version of AWR) as based on V$ views those may reflect the wrong statistics as results of the issues I am going to discuss in this blog post.

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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.

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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. :)

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Change in Oracle Apps. What does it mean for you?

The topic of this post is really a question, What does all the new stuff coming down the line mean for those customers in the next 12-18 months? Oddly enough, the answer to that question is: Not very much. At least, not yet.

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De-Confusing SSD (for Oracle Databases)

With every conversation geared towards SSD, the confusion grew. Until I finally had enough, and also had some spare time, and could sit down and untangle the web. Here’s what I found out…

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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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Log Buffer #246, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Administrators across the database technologies find themselves at the center stage of that and they are sharing tips and tricks regarding that in their blogs. This Log Buffer Edition touches that and much more in Log Buffer #246.

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