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Log Buffer #367, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Log Buffer is globe trotting this week from end to end. From every nook, it has brought you some sparkling gems of blog posts. Enjoy!!! Oracle: On April 16th, Oracle announced the Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance X4-2. Do your Cross Currency Receipts fail Create Accounting? Oracle Solaris 11.2 Launch in NY. WebCenter Portal 11gR1 dot8…

Webcast: Database Cloning in Minutes using Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Database as a Service Snap Clone

April 24 — 10:00 a.m. PT | 1:00 p.m. ET

May 8 — 7:00 a.m. PT | 10:00 a.m. ET | 4:00 p.m. CET

May 22 — 10:00 a.m. PT | 1:00 p.m. ET

Join us for an in-depth
technical webcast and learn how Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle
Database’s capability called Snap Clone, can fundamentally improve the
efficiency and agility of administrators and QA Engineers while saving
CAPEX on storage.

Indexing Foreign Key Constraints With Bitmap Indexes (Locked Out)

Franck Pachot made a very valid comment in my previous entry on Indexing Foreign Keys (FK) that the use of a Bitmap Index on the FK columns does not avoid the table locks associated with deleting rows from the parent table. Thought I might discuss why this is the case and why only a B-Tree index does […]

Netherlands ADF Event with AMIS: Enterprise to Mobility

For Oracle customers interested in ADF, mobility and all things enterprise, Frank Nimphius, Steven Davelaar and myself have the pleasure of attending and presenting at an AMIS hosted ADF conference Wednesday May 21st through Friday May 23rd in Nieuwegein Netherlands.  

Rarely is there a conference focused purely on ADF and ADF Mobile, especially 3 days worth, so as you can appreciate this represents a unique opportunity to talk and learn from your ADF peers.  What makes this conference particularly interesting from my perspective is that it’s not just Oracle staff giving the Oracle view of the world, but AMIS staff, Oracle ACE/ACE Directors and real customers will also be presenting.  I’m betting there is going to be a few “friendly debates” during the 3 days.

(though Oracle staff reserve the right to be always right regardless, it’s in the safe harbour slide don’t you know ;-)

We hope you’ll take the opportunity to join us in May. You can check out a full description of the agenda via this AMIS blog post, as well as this site for registration.

KeePass 2.26 Released

KeePass 2.26 has recently been released. I would suggest going with the portable version, which is an unzip and go application. If you want to know how I use KeePass, check out my article called Adventures with Dropbox and KeePass. Cheers Tim…


KeePass 2.26 Released was first posted on April 16, 2014 at 11:08 pm.
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MobaXterm 7.1 Released

If you are using a Windows desktop, you need MobaXterm in your life! Version 7.1 has recently been released… I know you think you can’t live without Putty, Cygwin and/or Xming, but you really can. Give MobaXterm a go and I would be extremely surprised if you ever go back to that rag-tag bunch of apps… Cheers Tim… PS. […]


MobaXterm 7.1 Released was first posted on April 16, 2014 at 11:03 pm.
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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…