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Category: Database Administrator

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

Metalink wget download script

Looking for a simpler way to download from the new Metalink? Oracle has replaced the ftp site with http downloads using wget.

Chuck Edwards | December 23, 2009

Use Autoconfig for common system administrator tasks

Autoconfig is a wonderful tool that may be extended and customized to meet a variety of needs.

Chuck Edwards | December 11, 2009
Man having fun with Oracle Standby Databases

How to Hire a Really Good Oracle DBA

Many of our customers have internal database administrators. FACT: Any remote DBA organization, and I mean ANY one of them, should be excited to work with a talented on-site person.

Chuck Edwards | November 23, 2009