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David Hueber

Using IOzone for Linux disk performance analysis

By | Operation systems | 6 Comments

Who never had to measure the disk performances on a system?

Speaking about Linux performance monitoring includes a significant part on disk performances. If you are facing applications or databases running slower than expected or than on other environments, you may take a look on the I/O performances.
This blog aims to provide to introduction to a pretty interesting tool, iozone…

 
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David Hueber

Linux: easing the process and performance monitoring with htop

By | Operation systems | No Comments

I’m pretty sure that most of you already struggled with some low performance systems. In order to analyse such cases several tools and utilities, like top, nmon, fuse or lsof are available under Linux. However trying to dig in processes analysis and looking for files and processes relations may be quite painful.

To get started with performance checks and analysis, a interesting utility is available: htop

 
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Stéphane Haby

Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) 2010 and database policies

By | Database management | No Comments

I have seen at a customer that the SQL Server’s policy doesn’t follow the Microsoft’s recommendations about antivirus and databases(kb 309422), such excluding *.mdf,*.ndf and *.ldf files. In addition the policy for Oracle doesn’t exist in case of Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 known as FEP 2010.

I have decided to create databases policies for FEP optimized by dbi services to be generic and adapted to all SQL Server and Oracle environments.

 
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Yann Neuhaus

How to retrieve previous table statistics using Oracle dbms_stats

By | Application integration & Middleware | 4 Comments

Sometimes, you need to modify the statistics of a table. There are various reasons: either for the performance analysis or because the execution plan changed. Oracle offers two methods: statistics restore or statistics export. Both are in the dbms_stats package. 1. Statistics restore This method uses the procedure dbms_stats.restore_%_stats, where % can be table, schema, database, and fixed_objects. This is an example for a restoration of a table with definite timestamp. The starting situation is:…

 
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Grégory Steulet

Saving time and increasing service availability with MySQL Enterprise Monitor 2.3

By | Hardware & Storage | 3 Comments

Nowadays MySQL Databases are encapsulated into many mission critical software solutions. Lots of companies host one or many MySQL databases in their data center, sometimes even without knowing it except when the MySQL service is no more available. In order to increase this service availability it is mandatory to have a monitoring solution. Regardles of you are using MySQL Server, MySQL replication or cluster the Oracle/MySQL monitoring solution is called MySQL Enterprise Monitor.

 
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Grégory Steulet

Simulating and testing I/O performances with ORION

By | Application integration & Middleware | One Comment

Since Oracle 11.2, Oracle provides ORION in the RDBMS binaries (in ${ORACLE_HOME}/bin). ORION is an I/O calibration tool allowing to simulating and testing I/O performances an Oracle database would be confronted with.

 

ORION basically supports four kinds of database activities based on either small or large I/O. ORION can, as any respectable I/O simulation tool, generate an adapted workload using a given percentage of reads and write operations.

 
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