Tag Archives: Oracle

Upgrades to 11g are finally complete

Just a little slice of reality to cut through all the 12c stuff that is floating around at the moment. I’ve just moved the last of our databases to 11g. Yay! As well as upgrading, we’ve been culling or consolidating old and unused stuff, which has drastically reduced and simplified our Oracle database landscape. We [...]




OTN Yathra 2014

I’ve been a little quiet on the blog lately, mostly because I’ve been spending my time freaking out about the arrangements for the OTN Yathra 2014 tour of India. I had to apply for a visa, which in itself was not too bad, but I spent quite a long time without a passport, thanks to [...]




The only way is automation! (update)

I was a little surprised by the reaction I got to my previous post on this subject. A number of people commented about the problems with automation and many pointed to this very appropriate comic on the subject. There are one of two conclusions I can draw from this. My definition of automation of tasks [...]




Oracle Linux and MySQL

I’m in the process of taking on some of the MySQL databases in my company. The first ones are MySQL 4.1 running on Windows, so we are upgrading them to MySQL 5.6 on Oracle Linux. As with many of our systems, these will be running on VMware virtual machines. Since the current installations are so [...]




The only way is automation!

Basically I’m a lazy person with a short attention span, so when I’ve done something once, I get kind-of bored of doing it again and again. As a result, automation is a perfect solution to me. Figure out how to do something, script it so I can repeat it easily, then move on! * In [...]




Oracle Linux UEK3, Huge Pages and VMware

For those of you using Oracle Linux with UEK3, here are a couple of important blog posts that may have passed you by. Building vmware-tools in your Oracle Linux UEK3 VM Setting up Huge Pages with UEK R3 (kernel 3.8) Thanks guys! Cheers Tim…




OUGN Vårseminar 2014

I’ve had some papers selected for the OUGN Vårseminar 2014 event in April, so I will be there representing OTN and the Oracle ACE Program. There is an impressive array of speakers lined up for this event already. Should be fun! I’ve got a couple of months to practice my Captain Jack Sparrow impression. I wouldn’t want to look [...]




OTN Yathra 2014 : See you there!

In November I wrote a post about my possible inclusion in the OTN Yathra 2014 tour. That has been confirmed now, so I’m representing OTN and the Oracle ACE Program at all the cities in the tour. Jalandhar – 18th February Noida - 20th February Mumbai - 22nd February Pune - 23rd February Hyderabad - 25th February Bangalore - 27th February Chennai – 1st March I’m a little [...]




OUG Ireland 2014 : I’m going to be there. Are you?

Earlier in the week I got confirmation I have two papers selected for OUG Ireland 2014. PL/SQL : Stop Making The Same Performance Mistakes An Oracle DBA’s Guide to WebLogic Server You can see the full agenda here. I got on the net to check flight prices and Ryanair were doing a round trip for [...]




Oracle Database 12c : Some Backup and Recovery Stuff

In a previous post, I had already listed an article on backup and recovery when using the Oracle 12c multitentant option. Multitenant : Backup and Recovery of a Container Database (CDB) and a Pluggable Database (PDB) In that article I made reference to a restriction when using flashback database against a CDB with a PDB [...]