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Jérôme Dubar

How long does it take to redeploy an ODA X8-2M?

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Database management, Hardware & Storage, Operation systems, Oracle | No Comments

Introduction One of the advantage of Oracle Database Appliance is its fast deployment. Most often, the initial setup of a lite ODA (with a reimaging) only takes half a day, from unboxing until a first test database is available. Trust me, it’s hard to do better. For some reason, for example if you need to patch to the latest release and you have some intermediate patch to apply before, or if you plan to change…

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Nabil Saoual

JENKINS Quick overview on Jenkins and Jenkins X

By | Cloud, DevOps | No Comments

Hi everybody, During previous blog ,we ever talked about Jenkins , but what about Jenkins X ?What are the differences between the two, which one is fitting the best for your needs? History of Jenkins X As the cloud technology were growing along years Developers were asking for a tool that fit to this new standard, helping them to increase their development and to simplify it especially with containerization and usage of Kubernetes orchestrator ,that…

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Christian Weinfurtner

Oracle 21c: Blockchain Tables

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Database management, Entreprise content management, Oracle | No Comments

Oracle Blockchain Tables With Oracle Database 20c/21c the new feature Oracle Blockchain Tables has been introduced. Blockchain Tables enable Oracle Database users to create tamper-resistant data management without distributing a ledger across multiple parties. Database security can be improved by using Blockchain Tables to avoid user fraud and administrator fraud as well. One of the main characteristics of Oracle Blockchain Tables is that you can only append data. Table rows are chained using a cryptographic…

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Franck Pachot

Pressure Stall Information on Autonomous Linux

By | Database Administration & Monitoring | No Comments

By Franck Pachot . The Linux metrics that are usually considered for performance monitoring and troubleshooting have many drawbacks and frequent misinterpretations. The recent kernels provide PSI (Pressure Stall Information) which is not enabled by default in Oracle Linux “unbreakable” kernel. However, the kernel is compiled with it. Here is how to enabled it in a newly create Autonomous Linux instance (the Oracle Cloud Linux ,based on OEL 7.9, with no-downtime patching) Check PSI availability…

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Clemens Bleile

Handling unified auditing spillover files on the standby-site

By | Oracle | No Comments

Switching to Oracle Unified Auditing may produce lots of data when e.g. auditing activities of the SYS-user. I.e. according the documentation you can do the following to audit similarly as in traditional auditing with audit_sys_operations=TRUE: SQL> CREATE AUDIT POLICY TOPLEVEL_ACTIONS ACTIONS ALL ONLY TOPLEVEL; SQL> AUDIT POLICY TOPLEVEL_ACTIONS BY SYS; REMARK1: You may check the Blog on traditional SYS-auditing here REMARK2: Tests done in this Blog were done with Oracle 19.9. Auditing toplevel operations were…

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Nabil Saoual

JENKINS Add new users on Jenkins

By | Database Administration & Monitoring | No Comments

Hello everybody , today we will see how to manage user creation on Jenkins As many other scheduling software, Jenkins has tool to manage credentials and also grant access to users. Best practice to manage user right level is to associate them to a work group and/or a project they are assigned for. User creation Our user will need access to Jenkins  and especially to the applications he will work on,also he may have only…

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Daniel Westermann

Dealing with German “Umlaute” in PostgreSQL’s full text search

By | Database Administration & Monitoring | No Comments

PostgreSQL comes with build-in Full Text Search and you can do quite amazing stuff with it. A question that popped up during one of the last PostgreSQL for developers workshop was: How can I deal with German “Umlaute” such as “ä”, “ö” and “ü” in such a way, that I can search for e.g. “Schnösel” and the result will give me “Schnösel” as well as “Schnoesel”? One way to deal with that would be to…

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Nabil Saoual

JENKINS Add plugins in Jenkins

By | DevOps | 2 Comments

Hi everybody, First of all,I wish you a happy new year with lot of success for all of you 😀 Now ,to have a good start for 2021 we will learn how to use one of the most important characteristics of Jenkins!You already know how flexible is Jenkins to fit your need,by using the appropriate plugins. Today we will see how to add plugins to your Jenkins. There are many ways to add a plugin…

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Frank Bléger

How to quickly download the new bunch of 21c Oracle Database documentation?

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Database management, Oracle | No Comments

Last month, Oracle released its new 21c version of the database documentation. At that time, I was looking for a quick mean to get all the books of this so-called 21c Innovation Release. I could remember I used a script to get them all in one run. Quick look at google, remembered me I used the one from Christian Antognini which hasn’t been refreshed for a while. In this blog, I will provide you the…

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Franck Pachot

Google Spanner – SQL compatibility

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By Franck Pachot . I have posted, a long time ago, about Google Spanner (inserting data and no decimal numeric data types) but many things have changed in this area. There is now a NUMERIC data type and many things have improved in this distributed SQL database, improving a bit the SQL compatibility. gcloud I can use the Cloud Shell, which is very easy – one click fron the console – but here I’m showing…

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Cesare Cervini

DctmAPI.py revisited

By | Entreprise content management | No Comments

2 years ago, I proposed a ctypes-based Documentum extension for python, DctmAPI.py. While it did the job, it was quite basic. For example, its select2dict() function, as inferred from its name, returned the documents from a dql query into a list of dictionaries, one per document, all in memory. While this is OK for testing and demonstration purpose, it can potentially put some stress on the available memory; besides, do we really need to hold…

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Lazhar Felahi

Migrate Oracle Database 9.2.0.6 to Oracle 19c using GoldenGate

By | Application integration & Middleware, Database Administration & Monitoring, Oracle | No Comments

When a customer wanted to take the challenge to migrate an oracle database 9.2.0.6 (the prehistory in the Oracle world) to Oracle 19c using Oracle GodenGate, I saw more problems than add value for different reasons:  Oracle 9.2.0.6 database is out of support (final 9.2 patch was Oracle 9.2.0.8). The customer Operating Systems was AIX 7.4 and only Oracle GoldenGate 11.1.1.1.2 for Oracle 9.2 for AIX 5.3 is available on https://edelivery.oracle.com. The Patch 13606038: ORACLE…

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