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Christophe Cosme

SQL Server – Collecting last backup information in an AlwaysOn environment

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Introduction Sometimes you face interesting challenges with unusual environment. One of my customer needed a automated and flexible backup solution. Said like that nothing very complex you will say. But if I mention that some databases were 60TB big with more than 30 filegroups and around 600 database data files each and moreover synchronized in an AlwayOn availability group, it is not the same story and you can easily imagine that working with standard backup…

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Jérôme Dubar

Focus on 19c NOW!

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Introduction For years, Oracle used the same mechanism for database versioning. A major version, represented by the first number. And then a release number, 1 for the very first edition, and a mature and reliable release 2 for production databases. Both of them having patchsets (the last number) and regular patchset updates (the date optionally displayed at the end) to remove bugs and to increase security. Jumping from release 1 to release 2 required a…

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Jérôme Dubar

A day of conferences with the Swiss Oracle User Group

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Introduction I’m not that excited with all these events arround Oracle technologies (and beyond) but it’s always a good place to learn new things, and maybe the most important, discover new ways of thinking. And regarding this point, I was not disappointed. Franck Pachot: serverless and distributed database Franck talked about scaling out, it means avoid monoliths. Most of the database servers are this kind of monoliths today. And he advises us to think microservices….

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Jérôme Dubar

odacli create-database error DCS-10802: Insufficient disk space on file system: database

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

Introduction I was reimaging an X6-2M ODA after various patching troubles, and everything was fine. After several databases created, the next ones could no more be created. DCS-10802: Insufficient disk space on file system: database. Expected free space (MB): {1}, available space (MB): {2} I’ve spent some time on it, and finally found the cause of the problem. And the solution. Context After successfully reimaged an X6-2M ODA with 18.5, and applied the patch for…

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Clemens Bleile

Creating archived redolog-files in group dba instead of oinstall

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Since Oracle 11g files created by the database belong by default to the Linux group oinstall. Changing the default group after creating the central inventory is difficult. In this Blog I want to show how locally created archived redo can be in group dba instead of oinstall. One of my customers had the requirement to provide read-access on archived redo to an application for logmining. To ensure the application can access the archived redo, we…

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Jérôme Dubar

Why ODA reimaging doesn’t work on the first try?

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Introduction Reimaging an ODA is a good practice for a lot of reasons. To make your ODA cleaner if it’s running for many years and if you patch regularly. To simplify patching because if you’re late you could have to apply multiple intermediate patches to reach the target version. Or simply because you need to change the configuration (for example network configuration) and you want to make things clean, and be sure that future patches…

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Stéphane Savorgnano

How to migrate from on-premise to an Azure SQL Database

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As a SQL Server DBA we have the habit to migrate databases from an instance to another one or to a new environment. But migrate a database from on-premise to the Azure Cloud is an operation that we don’t deal with every day. As a reminder, Azure SQL Database is a relational database-as-a-service (DBaaS) which gives the ability to manage your databases directly from the Cloud with the performance of your choose, reliability, security and…

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