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Franck Pachot

What is a serverless database?

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

By Franck Pachot . After reading the https://cloudwars.co/oracle/oracle-deal-8×8-larry-ellison-picks-amazons-pocket-again/ paper, I am writing some thoughts about how a database can be serverless and elastic. Of course, a database needs a server to process its data. Serverless doesn’t mean that there are no servers. Serverless as not waiting for server provisioning The first idea of “serverless” is about provisioning. In the past when a developer required a new database to start a new project she had to…

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Clemens Bleile

Handle DB-Links after Cloning an Oracle Database

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By Clemens Bleile After cloning e.g. a production database into a database for development or testing purposes, the DBA has to make sure that no activities in the cloned database have an impact on data in other production databases. Because after cloning production data jobs may still try to modify data through e.g. db-links. I.e. scheduled database jobs must not start in the cloned DB and applications connecting to the cloned database must not modify…

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Franck Pachot

AWS Certified Database Specialty (DBS-C01)

By | AWS, Cloud | One Comment

Here is my feedback after preparing and passing the AWS Database Specialty certification. There are tips about the exam but also some thoughts that came to my mind during the preparation when I had to mind-shift from a multi-purpose database system to purpose-built database services. Exam Availability This exam was in beta between last December/January and then was planned for production starting April 6, 2020. I initially planned to take the exam this first day…

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Jérôme Dubar

Make Oracle database simple again!

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Database management, Development & Performance, Hardware & Storage, Operation systems, Oracle | 6 Comments

Introduction Let’s have a look at how to make Oracle database as simple as it was before. Oracle database is a great piece of software, yes it’s quite expensive, but it’s still the reference and most of the companies can find a configuration that fits their needs according to a budget. Another complain about Oracle is the complexity: nothing is really simple, and you’ll need skillful DBA(s) to deploy, manage, upgrade, troubleshoot your databases. But…

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Jérôme Dubar

Focus on 19c NOW!

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Database management, Oracle | 2 Comments

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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Marc Wagner

Adding a dbvisit standby database on the ODA in a non-OMF environment

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Oracle | No Comments

I have recently been working on a customer project where I had been challenged adding a dbvisit standby database on an ODA X7-2M, named ODA03. The existing customer environment was composed of Oracle Standard 12.2 version database. The primary database, myDB, is running on server named srv02 and using a non-OMF configuration. On the ODA side we are working with OMF configuration. The dbvisit version available at that time was version 8. You need to…

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Clemens Bleile

Oracle 19c

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Oracle | No Comments

Oracle 19c has been released quite a while ago already and some customers already run it in Production. However, as it is the long term supported release, I thought I blog about some interesting information and features around 19c to encourage people to migrate to it. Download Oracle 19c: https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/enterprise-edition/downloads or https://edelivery.oracle.com (search e.g. for “Database Enterprise Edition”) Docker-Images: https://github.com/oracle/docker-images/tree/master/OracleDatabase Oracle provides different offerings for 19c: On-premises: – Oracle Database Standard Edition 2 (SE2) –…

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Marc Wagner

Migrating Oracle database from windows to ODA

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Oracle | 2 Comments

Nowadays I have been working on an interesting customer project where I had to migrate windows oracle standard databases to ODA. The ODAs are X7-2M Models, running version 18.5. This version is coming with Red Hat Enterprise Linx 6.10 (Santiago). Both windows databases and target ODA databases are running PSU 11.2.0.4.190115. But this would definitively also be working for oracle 12c and oracle 18c databases. The databases are licensed with Standard Edition, so migrating through…

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Marc Wagner

Moving oracle database to new home on ODA

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Oracle | No Comments

Moving database to new ORACLE_HOME is a common dba task. Performing this task on an ODA will need an additional step knowing ODA Lite is using an internal Derby database for the metadata. ODA HA will not be a problem here, knowing we do not have any Derby database. Through this blog I would like to give you some guidance and work around to move database to a new home (of same major release). In…

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