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Database hosting is the art and science of providing a managed server that is optimized for running a relational database.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Looking for a simpler way to download from the new Metalink? Oracle has replaced the ftp site with http downloads using wget.
Use Autoconfig for common system administrator tasks
Autoconfig is a wonderful tool that may be extended and customized to meet a variety of needs.
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.
Art of BI: Flatten Parent Child Vertical Table to Horizontal Generations
This is just another post that I’ve been meaning to put up for a while but it just became relevant again on an OBIEE project I am working on.