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Mouhamadou Diaw

Oracle 20c Data Guard : Standardization of Client-Side Broker Files

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

In an Oracle 20c Data Guard environment with a broker configured we can have following files called client-side broker files -The observer configuration file : observer.ora -The observer log file -The observer runtime datafile: fsfo.dat -The fast-start failover callout scripts (new feature in Oracle 20c) Before Oracle 20c, there was no default location for these files. Starting with Oracle 20c, now we can define a default location for all these files by setting an environment…

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Jérôme Dubar

ODA: odacli now supports Data Guard in 19.8

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Database management, Hardware & Storage, Operation systems, Oracle | 2 Comments

Introduction I’ve been dreaming of this kind of feature: just because most of the ODA configurations now include Disaster Recovery capabilities, through Data Guard or Dbvisit standy. If Dbvisit will obviously never be integrated to odacli, the lack of Data Guard features is now solved by the very latest 19.8 ODA software appliance kit. How Data Guard was implemented before 19.8? Those who have been using ODA and Data Guard for a while know that…

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Franck Pachot

A Serverless Standby Database called Oracle Autonomous Data Guard

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

By Franck Pachot . Announced by Larry Ellison last week, here it is: the Autonomous Data Guard. You can try it, unfortunately not on the Free Tier. First you create an Autonomous Database (ATP or ADW) and then you enable Autonomous Data Guard. You know that “Autonomous” is the marketing brand for the services that automate a lot of things, sometimes based on features that are in Oracle Database for a long time. So let’s…

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Mouhamadou Diaw

Oracle Data Guard RedoRoutes : What is Priority 8 ?

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Oracle | One Comment

When dealing with cascading or far sync in a Data Guard environment, it is important to understand how to configure the RedoRoutes property. By default, a primary database sends redo to each transport destination that is configured in the destination. We can create more complex transport topology, depending of our environment, using the RedoRoutes property. Basically the RedoRoutes property has this format (redo_routing_rule_1) [(redo_routing_rule_n)] Where each routing rule contains a redo source field and a…

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Franck Pachot

Some myths about PostgreSQL vs. Oracle

By | Oracle, Postgres | One Comment

By Franck Pachot . I originally wrote this as a comment on the following post that you may find on internet: https://www.2ndquadrant.com/en/blog/oracle-to-postgresql-reasons-to-migrate/ but my comment was not published (many links in it… I suppose it has been flagged as spam?) so I put it there. You should never take any decision on what you read on the internet without verifying. It is totally valid to consider a move to Open Source databases, but doing it…

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Mouhamadou Diaw

Oracle 20c : Create a Far Sync Instance Is Now Easy

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Oracle | No Comments

A far sync instance is like a standby instance as it can receive redo from the primary database and can ship that redo to other members of the Data Guard configuration. But unlike a physical standby instance, a far sync instance does not contain any datafiles and then can not be open for access. A far sync instance just manages a controlfile. A far sync instance cannot be converted to a primary instance or any…

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Franck Pachot

티베로 – The AWR-like “Tibero Performance Repository”

By | Database Administration & Monitoring | No Comments

By Franck Pachot . In a previous post I introduced Tibero as The most compatible alternative to Oracle Database. Compatibility is one thing but one day you will want to compare the performance. I’ll not do any benchmark here but show you how you we can look at the performance with TPR – the Tibero Performance Repository – as an equivalent of AWR – the Oracle Automatic Workload Repository. And, as I needed to run…

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Jérôme Dubar

6 things Oracle could do for a better ODA

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

Introduction With the latest ODA X8 range, at least 80% of the customers could find an ODA configuration that fits their needs. For the others, either they can’t afford it, either they are already in the Cloud, or they need extremely large storage or EXADATA performance. Among these 80% of customers, only a few choose ODA. Let’s see how Oracle could improve the ODA to make it a must. 1) Make robust and reliable releases…

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Mouhamadou Diaw

Oracle 20c Data Guard : Validating a Fast Start Failover Configuration

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

In Oracle 20c, we can now validate a Fast Start Failover configuration with the new command VALIDATE FAST_START FAILOVER. This command will help identifying issues in the configuration. I tested this new feature. The Fast Start Failover is configured and the observer is running fine as we can see below. DGMGRL> show configuration verbose Configuration – prod20 Protection Mode: MaxPerformance Members: prod20_site1 – Primary database prod20_site2 – (*) Physical standby database (*) Fast-Start Failover target…

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Mouhamadou Diaw

Oracle 20c : The new PREPARE DATABASE FOR DATA GUARD

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

As you may know, Oracle 20c is in the cloud with new features. The one I have tested is the PREPARE DATABASE FOR DATA GUARD. This command configures a database for use as a primary database in a Data Guard broker configuration. Database initialization parameters are set to recommended values. Let’s see what this command will do for us The db_unique_name of the primary database is prod20 and in the Data Guard I will build,…

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