Diagnosing Orchestrator Crashes Due to Time Drift Events

We were recently paged by a client because one node of their Orchestrator setup had crashed. The Orchestrator cluster was set up using the Orchestrator/raft consensus cluster and using a SQLite backend. When looking in the log files this is…

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How to Clear RMAN Channel Configuration

I’m glad to get back to blog writing and, after a bit of a break, I’m starting with a brief post. We DBAs have probably come across the RMAN (Recovery Manager) utility many times in our lives. We are also…

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How to Secure Your Elastic Stack (Plus Kibana, Logstash and Beats)

Editor’s Note: Because our bloggers have lots of useful tips, every now and then we bring forward a popular post from the past. We originally published today’s post on December 16, 2019. This is the second of a series of…

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How To Easily Purge Logs for GI and DB

With a total of 33 directories for GI (Grid Infrastructure) and DB (database) homes, what’s the easiest method to remove files older than 90 days for all directories? Luckily, Oracle Support does offer purgeLogs; a one-button automation script, which can…

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How to Execute 19c runcluvfy.sh With Root and Sudo Method

Editor’s Note: Because our bloggers have lots of useful tips, every now and then we bring forward a popular post from the past. We originally published today’s post on September 9, 2019. One method to prepare for a Grid Infrastructure…

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Using ADRCI to Review Recurrent Issues

Reviewing recurrent issues for database systems is generally a monthly task. If there were only one system and one database, it would be a simple exercise, however, there are many systems and many databases per system. This is where ADRCI…

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Automating Oracle Patching With an Ansible Module

Editor’s Note: Because our bloggers have lots of useful tips, every now and then we bring forward a popular post from the past. We originally published today’s post on February 13, 2019. This blog post has been on my To…

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Top 10 New Features of SQL Server 2019

Editor’s Note: Because our bloggers have lots of useful tips, every now and then we bring forward a popular post from the past. We originally published today’s post on October 29, 2019. It’s no secret to anyone that software release…

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Migrating Oracle Workloads to Google Cloud – Cloud Spanner

There are plenty of database migration options out there, and we love working with clients to help them assess and evaluate which one is best for them. Options include: Bare Metal Solution (BMS) PostgreSQL: On Cloud SQL On GCE (Google…

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Top Five Chrome Myths Debunked

Sometimes the best way to dispel a myth is to start with a concrete example. Here’s a great example from a client we worked with: QAD Inc. provides enterprise resource planning software and related enterprise software to manufacturing companies. By…

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