How to Patch an Exadata (Part 6) – Timing

Quick links to Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5 / Part 6     6: Timing Now that we know how to patch every component and the different options available to do…

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How to Patch an Exadata (Part 5) – Troubleshooting

Quick links to Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5 / Part 6     5: Troubleshooting In this post I’ll be sharing a few issues that we faced and sorted out. From…

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How to Patch an Exadata (Part 4) – The Rollback Procedure

Quick links to Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5 / Part 6     4: The Rollback Procedure You will most likely never need to rollback any patch on an Exadata but…

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How to Patch an Exadata (Part 3) – Grid and Database OH Patching

Quick links to Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5 / Part 6     3.4/ Patching the Grid Infrastructure 3.4.0 – Information Patching a node takes around 30 – 45 minutes You…

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How to Patch an Exadata (Part 2) – Cells, IB and DB Servers

Quick links to Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5 / Part 6     3: The patching procedure 3.1 Patching the Cells (aka Storage Servers) 3.1.0 – Information All actions must be…

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How to Patch an Exadata (Part 1) – Introduction and Prerequisites

Once you have installed your new Exadata machine will come a time where you’ll be asked : “shouldn’t we patch the Exadata” ? And the answer is “yes, definitely“.   Indeed, Oracle releases huges (~ 10 GB) “Quarterly Full Stack” patches (aka…

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Datascape Podcast Episode 6 – Discussing Google Next Conference with John Laham

Today on the show we are talking to John Laham about the Google Cloud Next Conference which took place earlier this month in San Francisco. John currently works at Pythian as a Cloud Solution Architect focusing primarily on the Google…

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Asynchronous Replication from MySQL Cluster

MySQL Cluster is a highly available, distributed, shared-nothing database with very interesting performance characteristics for some workloads. Among other features, it supports automatic sharding and allows us to bypass the SQL layer if we don’t need it, via the NDB…

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Log Buffer #507: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

This Log Buffer edition covers Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL blog posts with a touch of Cloud.

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Collaborate 17 – Las Vegas, Pythian is Comin’ for Ya!

There are endless reasons to attend the upcoming Collaborate 17 conference (April 2 – April 6).  They include, but are not limited to, the following: Three of Oracle’s biggest and most influential users groups are hosting the event (shout out…

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