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Petre Radut

Create a primary database using the backup of a standby database on 12cR2

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The scope of this blog will be to show how to create a primary role database based on a backup of a standby database on 12cR2. Step1: We are assuming that an auxiliary instance has been created and started in nomount mode. rman target / restore primary controlfile from ‘backup_location_directory/control_.bkp'; exit; By specifying “restore primary” , will modify the flag into the controlfile, and will mount a primary role instance instead of a standby one….

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Petre Radut

Recover a corrupted datafile in your DataGuard environment 11G/12C.

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

On a DG environment, a datafile needs to be recovered on the STANDBY site, in two situations : when is deleted or corrupted. Below, I will explain  how to recover a corrupted datafile, in order to be able to repair the Standby database, without to be necessary to restore entire database. Initial situation : DGMGRL> connect / Connected to “PROD_SITE2″ Connected as SYSDG. DGMGRL> show configuration; Configuration – CONFIG1 Protection Mode: MaxPerformance Members: PROD_SITE2 -…

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Petre Radut

SQL Plan stability in 11G using stored outlines

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

Plan stability preserves execution plans in stored outlines. An outline is implemented as a set of optimizer hints that are associated with the SQL statement. If the use of the outline is enabled for the statement, then Oracle Database automatically considers the stored hints and tries to generate an execution plan in accordance with those hints (Oracle documentation). Oracle Database can create a public or private stored outline for one or all SQL statements. The…

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Petre Radut

Configure AFD with Grid Infrastructure software (SIHA & CRS) from very beginning.

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Introduction : Oracle ASM Filter Driver (Oracle ASMFD) simplifies the configuration and management of disk devices by eliminating the need to rebind disk devices used with Oracle ASM each time the system is restarted. Oracle ASM Filter Driver (Oracle ASMFD) is a kernel module that resides in the I/O path of the Oracle ASM disks. Oracle ASM uses the filter driver to validate write I/O requests to Oracle ASM disks. In this blog I will…

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Marc Wagner

RMAN catalog upgrade, why, when and how

By | Database Administration & Monitoring | 2 Comments

One of our customer has been initially creating a RMAN catalog on an Oracle database release 12.1.0.2.0 and was now intending to register new Oracle 12.2.0.1.0 databases. Registering the databases will be failing with errors : PL/SQL package RCAT.DBMS_RCVCAT version 12.01.00.02 in RCVCAT database is too old RMAN-06429: RCVCAT database is not compatible with this version of RMAN

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Petre Radut

Upgrade Oracle Grid Infrastructure from 12.1.0.2.0 to 12.2.0.1.0

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

The following blog will provide the necessary steps to upgrade the Grid Infrastructure from 12.1 to 12.2, for a Standalone Server. One of the new features of GI 12.2 is the usage of the AFD (Oracle ASMFD Filter Driver). Assumptions : You have installed Oracle GI 12.1 as grid user You have installed Oracle Database 12.1 as oracle user You have configured the groups asmadmin,asmoper,asmdba You installed oracle-rdbms-server-12cr2-preinstall rpm You patched your Oracle GI to…

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Petre Radut

New features and known issues with RMAN tool on Oracle database 12.1.0.2

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Oracle | 3 Comments

Oracle Database 12c has new enhancements and additions in Recovery Manager (RMAN). The RMAN tool continues to enhance and extend the reliability, efficiency, and availability of Oracle Database Backup and Recovery. Below, I will mention couple of new features for the RMAN duplicate command, but also how to avoid issues that can happen on the creation of the temporary files. FEATURES: <INFO>Using BACKUPSET clause : In previous releases, active duplicates were performed using implicit image…

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Petre Radut

Control File issues on duplicating with non patched Oracle version.

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Introduction : RMAN has the ability to duplicate, or clone, a database from a backup or from an active database. It is possible to create a duplicate database on a remote server with the same file structure, or on a remote server with a different file structure or on the local server with a different file structure. For some old and  non patched Oracle versions such as that earlier than 11.2.0.4 , the duplicate (from…

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Marc Wagner

Dbvisit Standby Archive Log Daemon

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Dbvisit Standby version 8 comes with a nice feature, a daemon, which gives the benefit to send and apply the archive log automatically in the background. Bypassing the system scheduling, the daemon will facilitate customer RPO (Recovery Point Objective) and RTO (Recovery Time Objective) fine tuning. Monitoring to apply logs to the Standby only when needed, will also optimize use of resources. Originally available for the Linux based environments, the feature has been made available…

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David Hueber

ODA migration challenges: Non-OMF to OMF + 11.2.0.3 to 11.2.0.4

By | Database Administration & Monitoring | One Comment

To do some application and performances tests, I had to copy a database from a third party Linux server to an ODA X7-2M. Looks pretty simple on the paper, but 2 small challenges came into the game. The first was that of course the source database was in Non-OMF while ODA works fully in OMF. The second was that the source database is running 11.2.0.3 which is not supported and cannot be installed on the…

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