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Category: Database Administrator

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

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

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 Amazon.com.

Chuck Edwards | February 11, 2010

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

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

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

Listen and ye shall be heard

Are you the kind of person who takes your car to the shop and tells the mechanic exactly what part needs to be replaced or fixed? Do you go to the doctor’s office and let them know about your condition and probable cures based on what you looked up on WebMD?

Chuck Edwards | February 1, 2010

E-Business Suite CPU patches now cumulative

Many Oracle Apps DBAs don’t feel pressure to apply E-Business Suite CPU until they are asked to expose an application node to the outside world; now there’s no excuse.

R Harwood | January 28, 2010

s3fox does not create valid export manifest files

S3fox provides a handy utility for creating import manifest and signature files; however, it doesn’t seem to properly create export manifests.

Chuck Edwards | December 27, 2009