Author: Fahd Mirza

Give Me Reason, Take Me Higher

Pythian, a cluster of passionate DBAs, gives freedom to their DBAs to act. Here, with many companies, and with many databases of a different nature with varying requirements the DBAs are kept on fire. DBAs find reasons to come to their job every day, and when they do and learn new things every day, they rise to new heights. With new heights comes sense of achievements which generates happiness and when the DBAs are happy, databases under them touch new heights of mirth and perform beautifully. That is what Pythian is all about in my opinion.

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Orphan Oracle Processes Hiccup While Applying CPU

When applying Database October 2010 CPU patch (or any patch for that matter) to the 10.2.0.4, on HP-UX, you might encounter the following errors, when running the opatch utility…Here’s a quick fix.

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Log Buffer #207, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Winter has started and the holiday season is approaching fast. With the chillness of winter and festive mode induced by the holidays, bloggers across the planet are coming up with more and more exciting ideas. Let’s start with sizzling Log Buffer #207.

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Physical Disk, Cell Disk, Grid Disk, and ASM Disk in Exadata

This blog post mentions some of very important components of Exadata Storage Server, which are physical disks, cell disks, grid disks and ASM disks and their correspondence.

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Log Buffer #205, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

A very warm welcome to the Log Buffer, the premier medley of fresh information culled from the blogs related to the technology which stores the world, yes, the databases. In this edition, the Log Buffer #205, we have yet again found the pulse of the industry.

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Log Buffer #202, A Carnival of The Vanities for DBAs

Welcome to Log Buffer, the weekly roundup of database industry news. We’re only a week or so away from Oracle OpenWorld. Everyone is buzzing with activity, promoting their speaking sessions and making last minute plans. For all of you bloggers who will be attending, don’t miss the annual Bloggers Meetup, announced recently by Alex Gorbachev. “Count yourself in” if you’ll be joining the gang so that accurate attendee numbers can be provided to Jillian’s to ensure everyone is well fed and watered ;)

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Ensuring Table With 1 Row in Oracle 11g Using Virtual Column

There was a discussion on the OTN General database forum, in which the OP asked creating a table with just one row and restricting that table to just one row. Here is my attempt at it.

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