Author: Simon Pane

Part 3: comparing Oracle Cloud database backups options

Comparing Oracle Database Backup Service (ODBS) and Oracle Secure Backups (OSB) to Amazon Web Services (AWS) This is part 3 of a 3 part series on “Getting Started with Oracle Cloud Backups”. Part 1 covers setting up RMAN to backup…

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Part 2: Oracle Cloud Backups to AWS S3

Getting Started with Oracle Cloud Backups – Amazon Web Services (AWS) This is part 2 of a 3 part series on “Getting Started with Oracle Cloud Backups”. Part 1 covers setting up RMAN to backup directly to the new Oracle…

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Part 1: Oracle cloud database backup service

Getting Started with Oracle Cloud Backups – Oracle Cloud Database Backup Service (ODBS) This is part 1 of 3 in a series on “Getting Started with Oracle Cloud Backups”. Part 1 covers setting up RMAN to backup directly to the new…

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Making existing SQLPLUS Scripts 12c and Container DB (PDB) compatible

Oracle 12c introduces new catalog features including CDB_ dictionary views (which include a CON_ID column) superseding the DBA_ views that most DBA sqlplus scripts are based upon. However, existing DBA sqlplus scripts can easily be modified using just a few…

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Recovering an Oracle Database with Missing Redo

Background I ran into a situation where we needed to recover from an old online backup which (due to some issues with the RMAN “KEEP” command) was missing the archived redo log backups/files needed to make the backup consistent.  The…

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Oracle Database 12c Patching: DBMS_QOPATCH, OPATCH_XML_INV, and datapatch

Background Oracle Database 12c brings us many new features including: the long needed ability to run OPatch and query the patch software installed in the Oracle Home programatically through SQL using the new DBMS_QOPATCH package. If you’re a DBA working…

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Performance issues with the Sequence NEXTVAL call

Is SELECTing from a sequence your Oracle Performance Problem? The answer to that question is: it might be! You wouldn’t expect a sequence select to be a significant problem but recently we saw that it was—and in two different ways….

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The power of the Oracle Database Proxy authenticated connections

We recently received this inquiry from a client: “Can an Oracle database account support two passwords at once so we can roll out updated credentials to application servers gradually rather than having to change them all at the same time?…

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