Tag: Oracle

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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Report on My third AUSOUG conference! (days 0 & 1)

I returned from AUSOUG conference in Perth (Australia) just last week. This blog is my report from the conference for the days 0 and 1.

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Linux Patching and Oracle: Detect RPM conflicts before they happen

While Oracle does supply a list of RPMs that must be installed on a Linux system, that information does not help you in determining which Oracle files are dependent on the RPMs in question. If the list of RPMs to be updated is small, it may even be that that few, if any of the Oracle files on a server may be affected. Here’s how that can be determined.

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Prep’ing for UKOUG or what

The presentation deadline for UKOUG is 8 days away. I have been madly preparing for 2 presentations, one on my best friend (rman) and the other on my co-best friend (the physical standby). Both of these topics have been perennial favourites for me and many of my attendees. I find with both of these items, there is always something more to learn.

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Log Buffer #245, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Getting stuck on technical problems is a norm in the life of any IT professional and DBAs are no exception. With evolving databases and their streaming new features make it more challenging. Blogs often provide the Eureka moment for those problems. So sit back and enjoy this Log Buffer Edition, which is Log Buffer #245.

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Log Buffer #244, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Managing the databases of any kind of any size in the production environment requires the administrators to remain up to date and on the toes every time. They need to learn fast and apply their knowledge fast. Keeping abreast of the newer features and the troubleshooting techniques is must for them and this Log Buffer Edition helps easing that task. Enjoy the Log Buffer #244.

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Cluster Wide ASH Report

One of the most nice thing about the newer versions of Oracle is the advent of ASH and AWR as they provide awesome diagnostic information. Many customers at the Pythian use Real Application Cluster and having a cluster wide AWR report by using awrgrpt.sql script is very handy.

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I Have Never Seen Such an Impressive Line-up for the AUSOUG Conference

If you haven’t considered attending the AUSOUG conference in Perth yet, you definitely should! Out of 50 sessions I counted 21 to be presented by Oracle ACEs and Oracle ACE Directors; 8 by Oracle employees and at least 2 by Oracle Certified Masters! Briefly looking though the conference program I would like to suggest that you consider sessions from the following speakers.

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