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Category: Database Administration

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

What should I check after bouncing E-Business Suite?

As an Oracle Apps administrator, it’s a good idea to have a punch list of things to check after your applications have been started, to ensure all services are working correctly.

R Harwood | May 4, 2009

FNDCPASS doesn’t always use the SYSTEM password

FNDCPASS does not check the system password when used to change an application’s user account. We can check this with a simple test.

Chuck Edwards | April 21, 2009

When is remote DBA the right solution?

A remote DBA service can provide access to experts in performance tuning, backup and recovery, replication, or a host of other database focus areas for a fraction of the cost.

Chuck Edwards | February 10, 2009

Exploring Oracle 11g Tablespace Encryption

Tablespace encryption encrypts data at the datafile level to keep people from being able to peek at the oracle datafiles directly.

Mark Hammingh | December 2, 2008
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