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Author: Chuck Edwards
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Business Continuity Planning: Disaster Recovery in the Cloud

Some IT professionals still have their head in the clouds when it comes to preparing for provider outages and having a database disaster recovery plan.

Chuck Edwards | March 17, 2013

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SOX is poorly implemented for IT operations

What’s worse: Not knowing you have a problem or being told you don’t have a problem when you really do?

Chuck Edwards | March 8, 2011

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A CEO’s Guide to Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) allows you to add and remove computing services on demand. You pay for only what you use.

Chuck Edwards | April 30, 2010

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Oracle Backups to S3

Backup your Oracle Database on Amazon S3. The Oracle Secure Backup Cloud Module delivers Oracle RMAN integration with Amazon S3 using an SBT library specific to Amazon S3.

Chuck Edwards | April 21, 2010

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Oracle Licensing on EC2

When it comes to licensing Oracle Databases on Amazon EC2, EC2 pricing does not include Oracle licensing fees, even when using an Oracle-supplied AMI.

Chuck Edwards | April 21, 2010

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Oracle Certification vs Oracle Support

At Collaborate this week, I received a lot of questions regarding support and certification for Oracle on Amazon Web Services.

Chuck Edwards | April 21, 2010

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Emergency Database Repair

Repairing a database is often trickier than a restore or a recovery; the database may be functioning normally except for an isolated problem that prevents normal transaction processing.

Chuck Edwards | March 19, 2010

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Emergency Database Recovery

Restore and recovery are the first steps to getting back on your feet in an unplanned outage.

Chuck Edwards | March 19, 2010

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Amazon Web Services FAQ

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) are a collection of remote computing services (also called web services) offered over the Internet by

Chuck Edwards | February 11, 2010

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Amazon Web Services Packages

To take advantage of Amazon Web Services you don’t need to unload your primary database and applications to the Amazon cloud.

Chuck Edwards | February 11, 2010

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Database Hosting Services

Database hosting is the art and science of providing a managed server that is optimized for running a relational database.

Chuck Edwards | February 11, 2010

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10 Things I Love About RMAN

We acquired a new client who was stiil using shell scripts to execute hot tablespace backups and it got me thinking about how much I take RMAN for granted these days.

Chuck Edwards | February 2, 2010

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