Log Buffer #293, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

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Like every year, Pythian is once again holding a company-wide charity campaign to raise funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and male mental health. Sporting and sprouting mustaches has already begun at Pythian, and the game is on. While that happens, the blogging fanfare also continues. This Log Buffer Edition covers that and more.


Gwen Shapira shares a nice story about resolving a performance problem in Exadata.

Where there is Oracle, there is Pythian. Pythian was speaking at Oracle with 20:20 Foresight Perth Australia.

Yury Velikanov gives us reasons for using ASM on NFS.

Dominic Brooks models a “simple” ITL problem.

Francisco Munoz Alvarez is back to basics and blogs about user-managed backups.

Richard Yeardley is clustering ODI11g for high availability.

SQL Server:

Hurricane Sandy has once again jolted the companies to audit the cooling, generator, site configuration, etc. at the data centers. Denny Cherry talks about that.

Stuart Ainsworth put together his #SQLPASS Summit schedule.

As database professionals, few things are more important than being able to properly backup and recover our data.  Tim writes.

Valentino Vranken is creating multiple-column reports.

What’s up with triggers on views? What kind of patchwork monster is this? Michael Swart asks.


Baron Schwartz is debugging stored procedure in MySQL.

Keith Larson mentions the MySQL November 2012 Meetups.

What does a cloud computing expert need to know? Sean Hull tells all.

Webyog is suggesting to think beyond phpMyAdmin to access MySQL on a shared host.

How do you add policy-based audit compliance to your existing MySQL applications? Rob Young has the answer.



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About the Author

I have been in love with Oracle blogging since 2007. This blogging, coupled with extensive participation in Oracle forums, plus Oracle related speaking engagements, various Oracle certifications, teaching, and working in the trenches with Oracle technologies has enabled me to receive the Oracle ACE award. I was the first ever Pakistani to get that award. From Oracle Open World SF to Foresight 20:20 Perth. I have been expressing my love for Exadata. For the last few years, I am loving the data at Pythian, and proudly writing their log buffer carnivals.

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