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Scripts to duplicate an Oracle database virtual machine: step one

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In my last posting of November 9, 2012, Manage templates manually with Oracle Virtual Box, I have presented a solution to duplicate virtual machines using Oracle/ Virtual Box. I did not show the scripts in this first publication, but I promised to tell you more about it… Let me present the case. In September 2012, I was asked to create a training environment consisting of five identical virtual machines, with the following constraints: Virtual machines…

 
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Nicolas Jardot

UKOUG 2012: Day 1 – Oracle 12c features and database performance

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Today was the official launch of UKOUG 2012. We started with keynotes including one from Tom Kytes giving information about Oracle 12c features. Then I had some very interesting sessions on database performance. Oracle 12c When we talk about performance issues on SQL statement, it’s really often due to bad/missing statistics and Oracle using the wrong execution plan. In next Oracle database two features may (or not) help us to deal with this topic: Enhanced statistics…

 
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Nicolas Jardot

OakTable at UKOUG 2012: Hybrid Columnar Compression (Exadata), SQL tuning, etc.

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Yesterday, I went to a set of sessions organized by OakTable members just before the kick-off of the UKOUG conference 2012, one of the biggest events on Oracle Technology and E-Business in Europe. This post focuses on some of the covered topics, such as database development, Hybrid Columnar Compression (Exadata), optimizer statistics, and SQL tuning. There were 2 streams with very interesting topics. I attended to sessions covering the following topics: Application development: Keep it…

 
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Yann Neuhaus

DOAG Konferenz 2012 – mein Fazit: wärmstens zu empfehlen!

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Die DOAG Konferenz 2012 ist vorbei. Wie immer war sie sehr bereichernd! Wir von dbi services hatten dieses Jahr über drei Präsentationen die Gelegenheit, unser Wissen in den Bereichen Cloud Control 12c – Thema: Datenbank-Backup und Handling des Java-Diagnostic-Tools JVMD (Gérard Wisson) – sowie Linux Container (David Hueber) an die Teilnehmer weiterzureichen. dbi services hat ebenfalls seinen Beitrag zum Treffen der Schweizer Oracle User Group (SOUG) geleistet, einem unter anderem durch das Engagement unseres Partners…

 
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Jérôme Witt

OOW Day 4: Dive in, Rock out – Oracle Party & Tomy Kyte’s 12 things on Oracle 12c

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Well, this last day really was funny! We met some old friends (they will recognize themselves) and also Oracle guru Jonathan Lewis. We must confess Larry Ellison really has good friends. His America’s cup boat is really amazing (see picture below) as was last night’s party. Today, we were really tired and the speakers too. Most of today’s content was a review of what Pierre and I reported during the week. It fits exactly Tom…

 
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Jérôme Witt

OOW Day 3: Oracle database 12c features review

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Today, we had the opportunity to follow several sessions concerning the upcoming Oracle Database 12c release. Like Apple, Oracle keeps the secret over Oracle Database 12c, but tends to deviate from the Silicon Valley secret culture. However, we can relay all that we heard to you Over the past 10 years, Oracle has worked on plenty of state of the art topics like compression, in-memory operations, scalability, and this is still true for Oracle Database…

 
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Pierre Sicot

OOW Day 3: Playing with Oracle 12c – new features pluggable & multitenant database

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For the third day at the OOW, we had the opportunity to “play” with the beta 2 of the upcoming Oracle database release “Oracle Database 12c”. This was a Hands-on-Lab session with about 60 participants with at each seat place an Oracle VM guest running on Oracle Linux 5. The goal of this session was to demonstrate the new database feature pluggable database announced by Larry as a multitenant database. Let’s start with some generalities…

 
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Pierre Sicot

OOW Day 1: Oracle OEM Database Express 12c & Extreme Database Management

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My second session today was about Oracle Extreme Database Management with the latest generation of database technology by Leng Leng Tan, Senior Vice President of Oracle Development. The new Oracle database 12c announced yesterday by Larry Ellison is fully integrated with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c. The main goal is to deliver the highest service quality with lower risk and effort. There also is a new feature called Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Express 12c which is…

 
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Jérôme Witt

OOW Day 1: Oracle 12c – Data Guard new features

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What a sunny day at the Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, temperatures over 30 degrees Celsius … don’t be jealous ;=) What should I start speaking about? Oracle Entreprise Manager Cloud Control 12c? Oracle VM or Oracle Database 12c? Well, let me summarize some of the Oracle Database 12c Data Guard new features from Joseph Meeks’s session “Oracle Data Guard Zero-Data-Loss Protection at Any Distance”. Oracle Data Guard is a high available, data protection, disaster…

 
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Pierre Sicot

OOW Day 1: Upgrading to Oracle Cloud Control 12c

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Today, we had the chance to attend interesting sessions under a perfect sunny Californian weather :-). The first one was about best practices for an upgrade to Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c. The session described the real case of a US company with a huge infrastructure and hundreds of databases monitored by Grid Control 11g and 800 agents. They wanted to migrate to Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud 12c and studied the different ways to realize the…

 
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