The rlwrap utility for DBA.

I spend most of my time as a DBA in linux terminal and sqlplus. Everybody who works with oracle sqlplus knows about its power, but also about its limitations. For many years I have used the rlwrap utility developed by…

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How to install a brand new Exadata X5 (Part 1)

When you buy an Exadata machine, you can ask Oracle to proceed with the installation or let some brilliant DBAs like the one at Pythian to do it :) I will then present in this blog how to install a brand…

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ASM 12c : How to Rename a Diskgroup

Fred Denis, Pythian Oracle Database Expert, explains how to rename a diskgroup.

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Truncates and Sequences Replication in Oracle GoldenGate

Gleb Otochkin, Principal Consultant and Certified Oracle Expert at Pythian, discusses the truncate operation and support for sequences values replication.

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Oracle E-business Suite: Virtual Host Names Solution For R12.2

Vasu Balla, Oracle Apps DBA and Principal Consultant at Pythian, provides a solution to using virtual hostname successfully with Oracle E-Business Suite R12.2.

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The getMOSPatch V2 Is Here!

Maris Elsins, Lead Database Consultant at Pythian, Oracle ACE & OC announces a new version of the tool getMOSPatch V2.

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New Oracle ODA x6: Is It What We’ve Been Waiting For?

Gleb Otochkin, Principal Consultant and Certified Oracle Expert at Pythian, explores whether New Oracle ODA x6 lives up to the hype.

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Creating A Status Script for Exadata

Fred Denis, Pythian Oracle Database Expert, explains how to create a status script for Exadata.

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ASMCMD> A Better DU, Version 2

A while ago, I posted a better “du” for asmcmd . Since then, Oracle 12cR2 beta has been released but it seems that our poor old “du” will not be improved. I then wrote a better “better du for asmcmd” with…

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Oracle Database 12c: PSUs vs Database Proactive Bundle Patches

Simon Pane, Pythian Database Consultant, compares PSUs and Database Proactive Bundle Patches in Oracle 12c.

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