Tag: Oracle

Log Buffer #135: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Welcome to the 135th edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs.

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RMOUG: Day 1

Day One at RMOUG in Denver is now over. There were quite a few interesting presentations. Unfortunately, the very first I went to was canceled due to car trouble. I also found that several sessions of similar interest to me overlapped, so I had to choose my spots. I provided a detailed breakdown of the sessions I attended here.

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Different Technology Stacks On Production and DR?

Last week, I was at the NetApp office in North Sydney for the presentation on NetApp SnapManager for Oracle. It was good opportunity to learn more about NetApp snapshots while working on a project for one of our clients in Sydney. It was an especially interesting topic as I have some experience using Veritas Checkpoints. I learned that NetApp can provide access to the same LUNs via either Fiber-Channel (FC) or iSCSI. And this is when the interesting argument surfaced.

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Christo Kutrovsky Presenting at RMOUG

I am back on the road, going to RMOUG Training Days to present The Answer to Free Memory, Swap, Oracle, and Everything. I am quite excited, as the RMOUG schedule looks quite promising.

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Log Buffer #134: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Welcome to the 134th edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs. There’s no time to lose, so let’s begin—with MySQL.

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Oracle 10g Release 1 is Out of Premier Support

During the Premier Support time-frame, Oracle is committed to providing interim patches for the most current patchset (and if you can persuade them, even for older patchsets). Oracle 10.1 is only supported as part of Extended Support, a purchasable option providing customers with an option to get one-off patches for their critical issues.

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Pythian’s Alex Gorbachev in Oracle Magazine

Take a look at this! The January/February edition of Oracle Magazine features an interview with The Pythian Group’s Vice President East Asia-Pacific, Alex Gorbachev. Congrats, Alex!

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Log Buffer #133: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Hello and welcome to the 133rd edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs.

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Log Buffer #132: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

The 132nd edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs, has been published by Lisa Dobson on the Oracle Newbies Blog.

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Testing a Physical Standby Database in Oracle 10g

If you don’t want to deal with missteps, I recommend that you test your standby database to facilitate the failover or switchover process. This procedure is very useful when you have physical standby databases for testing and other purposes that require read-write access to the standby database. Also, it improves your checklist in the event of an error or disaster. Here is how to do it.

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