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Debugging SQL Server containers considerations

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Docker, SQL Server | No Comments

When it comes to troubleshooting processes or to get a deeper look of how SQL Server works internally , I always used debugging tools as windbg on Windows and since SQL Server is available on Linux, I switched to strace tool. But let’s add containers in the game now. I didn’t want to touch any based image for applications including SQL Server with debugging tools added. So, my concern was to figure out how to…

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Jérôme Dubar

Useful Linux commands for an Oracle DBA

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Operation systems, Oracle | 3 Comments

Introduction Oracle & Linux is a great duet. Very powerfull, very scriptable. Here are several commands that make my life easier. These tools seems to be widespread on most of the Linux distributions. watch with diff It’s my favorite tool since a long time. watch can repeat a command indefinitely until you stop it with Ctrl+C. And it’s even more useful with the – -diff parameter. All the differences since last run are highlighted. For…

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Joël Cattin

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 – Application Streams

By | Operation systems | One Comment

You may have heard that : Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 is available for downloading in beta version since few weeks… You want to download it ? Click here. A significant change coming with this new version is the way the applications packages are provided. As you know, up to RHEL7 packages were downloaded via repositories listed in .repo files located by default under /etc/yum.repos.d/. This is still the same with RHEL8, but two new…

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Daniel Westermann

Getting started with Red Hat Satellite – Installation

By | Database Administration & Monitoring | No Comments

This is the start of a series of posts I wanted to write for a long time: Getting started with Red Hat Satellite. Just in case you don’t know what it is, this statement from the official Red Hat website summarizes it quite well: “As your Red Hat® environment continues to grow, so does the need to manage it to a high standard of quality. Red Hat Satellite is an infrastructure management product specifically designed…

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Microsoft Team

Deploying SQL Server on MiniShift / RedHat OpenShift

By | Database Administration & Monitoring | No Comments

Currently we begin to see customer adopting containerization for SQL Server databases (mainly driven by CI/CD and DevOps trends). A lot of them are using RedHat OpenShift as container management platform. From my side, I didn’t want to setup a complete OpenShift infrastructure on my lab to test only my SQL Server pod deployment on such infrastructure. I rather installed MiniShift that comes with one OpenShift node cluster which perfectly meets my requirements.    …

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Oracle Team

The size of Oracle Home: from 9GB to 600MB – What about SQL Server?

By | Database Administration & Monitoring | No Comments

Holidays is over and let’s start working with a funny write-up. I was reading interesting stuff done by my colleagues Franck Pachot and Daniel Westermann about reducing the size of Oracle / PostgreSQL binaries at the minimum in the context of a Docker images. I was curious what can be done on SQL Server side on Linux environment but just keep in mind that some operations performed in this post are probably not supported in…

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