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WordPress 3.9 Released

Hot on the heels of WordPress 3.8.3 comes WordPress 3.9! The downloads and changelog are in the usual places. I’ve just manually initiated the auto-update on five blogs and all went through OK. Cheers Tim…


WordPress 3.9 Released was first posted on April 16, 2014 at 10:20 pm.
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EM12c Utilizing After Hours Notification Schedule- Part II

TweetNow that we learned in Part I how to create a notification schedule for a specified user so that it will only page one individual on an oncall rotation, I’ll now show you how to use this in conjunction with rulesets to complete the process of modernizing and automating your oncall. In my Test scenario, […]

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OEM After Hours Notification Schedule Option- Part I

TweetI came across a discussion on Oracle-l on how after hours paging was handled for many companies and was kind of surprised how many DBAs still carry around a secondary pager/cell phone or are just expected to be woke up if on call or not.  I’m not one to go back to sleep once I’m […]

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An introduction into Oracle VM (V3.x)

One other internal presentation that was presented by me, showed the technical architecture and production experiences regarding Oracle VM V3. It was based on demo of a Hands-On Lab (HOL-9870, Oracle VM) given during Oracle Openworld 2013. Based on thi…

An introduction into Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 3

I have given some internal and customer presentations lately that you might find useful or like, so hereby a direct share to the presentation about Oracle’s Enterprise Manager Cloud Control (V3) An introduction into Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 3 from Marco Gralike

Cannot show requested dialog. (SqlMgmt) Property Owner is not available…

I hit the following issue this morning when I tried viewing the properties of a SQL Server database using SSMS: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Cannot show requested dialog. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Cannot show requested dialog. (SqlMgmt) Property Owner is not available for Database ‘[databasename]‘. This property may not exist for this object, or may not

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Frequently Misused Metrics in Oracle

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Back in March of last year I wrote an article on the five frequently misused metrics in Oracle: These Aren’t the Metrics You’re Looking For. To sum up, my five picks for the most misused metrics were: db file scattered read – Scattered reads aren’t always full table scans, and they’re certainly not always bad. […]

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Why is Affinity Mask Negative in sp_configure?

While looking at a SQL server health report, I found affinity mask parameter in sp_configure output showing a negative value. name                                minimum     maximum     config_value run_value ———————————– ———– ———– ———— ———– affinity mask                       -2147483648 2147483647  -1066394617  -1066394617 Affinity mask is a SQL Server configuration option which is used to assign processors to specific threads for improved…

WordPress 3.8.3 – Auto Update

WordPress 3.8.3 came out yesterday. It’s a small maintenance release, with the downloads and changelog in the usual places. For many people, this update will happen automatically and they’ll just receive and email to say it has been applied. I’m still not sure what to make of the auto-update feature of WordPress. Part of me likes […]


WordPress 3.8.3 – Auto Update was first posted on April 15, 2014 at 8:53 am.
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Performance live discussion on twitter, 12pm PST Tue April 15

Confio software is hosting a live discussion on twitter tomorrow Tuesday April 15 at 12pm PST on the subject of Oracle performance. I’ll be online answering performance questions and have invited many other friends to participate. Some friends who’ve said they’ll be there are Arup Nanda Dominic Delmolino Marcin Przepiorowski Toon Koppelaars Karl Arao Participation […]