Tag: Oracle

101 Series of Oracle in Google Cloud – Part I : Building ASM and Database

About a year ago, I worked on a project with some amazing teammates (Simon Pane and Karun Dutt) to collaborate on a POC to move their Oracle environment into Google Cloud. This series reflects some of the things I learned... Read More >

World Backup Day – Protect Your Oracle Databases

How do you know your Oracle Backups can be used to restore a database? Here is how to find out.

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Backup Oracle to Amazon AWS S3 – Part 1

Backups of Oracle Databases can be made directly to s3, without licensing additional software.

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Using FreeRadius to Authorize Oracle Connections

Jared Still shows you how to setup the open source RADIUS server FreeRadius so it may be used to authenticate database connections.

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How to Read Oracle Traces from SQL*Plus

Let’s say you need to read trace files from Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS). How do you do it? Here is an example of how to list and read those files using rdsadmin: SQL> select * from dba_directories; OWNER DIRECTORY_NAME…

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Use RMAN KEEP Backup To Roll Back From an Upgrade

There is a requirement to back up a database before an application upgrade to be able to rollback. Guarantee Restore Point (GRP) was first considered by us; however, it looks like there is insufficient space from Flash Recovery Area (FRA)….

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PART 4: Implementing Oracle Database Single Sign-on Using Kerberos, Active Directory, and Oracle CMU

eempty string credentials. If the application throws an error if a NULL username or password is provided, then this will present a problem. For testing, we’ll use SQLPlus so this won’t be an issue for this proof of concept. Active…

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PART 3: Implementing Oracle Database Active Directory Password Synchronization using Oracle CMU

This is the third in a four-part article series related to testing Oracle Database 18c Centrally Managed Users (CMU) by leveraging the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) for Oracle DBAs to create a lab or testbed. The second article covered Configuring…

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Let DataGuard Broker Do ALL The Work

What’s the reason for implementing DataGuard Broker? It does all the work. eg. Test system has been shutdown and upon startup, encountered error as shown. Shutdown database and startup mount. Check DataGuard status using dgmgrl. Note: standby recovery was automatically…

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How to Stop All Database Instances Running From ORACLE_HOME

At times, there may be a requirement to stop database instances, for example, to perform patching. When there is only one database instance running on the server, it is sufficient to stop the instance using srvctl stop instance -d db_unique_name…

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