Using RDA to check Oracle Database preinstallation

Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) is often under-utilized. It has some very nice features such as database preinstallation check. Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) – FAQ (Doc ID 330363.1) Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) – Getting Started (Doc ID 314422.1) Stay with me…

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Log buffer #557: a carnival of the vanities for DBAs

This log buffer edition covers Cloud, Oracle, PostgreSQL and MySQL. Cloud Brent Langston confirms that now you can add tags to your Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR) resources. This new feature enables better grouping of ECR repositories, better searching…

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How to create an Oracle 18c client image in Docker

Use docker and Oracle Dockerfile to easily install new Oracle client software.

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GoldenGate: relative or absolute path for trail files?

When implementing GoldeGate solutions, something as simple as path to trail files can create havoc. What is the correct path for trail format? It depends. There is one important factor to consider. You can change any of the attributes specified…

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How to use Oracle Instant Client Docker images

Learn how to use Oracle Instant Client Docker images in your environment.

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Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c release 3 (13.3.0.0) database template

I am currently working on a project to install Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Release 13.3 and was looking for a more simplified method to create a 12.2 database with all the required components. I was excited to find: Creating a…

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Enable X11 forwarding after Sudo SSH session for AWS EC2 Linux instance

Working with a secure environment presents some challenges and this post will demonstrate how to overcome one of the challenges. Prerequisites: Configuration for X-Windows must have been completed. Scenario: From laptop, connect to dinh@host, then connect to ssh ec2-user, then…

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Cloud security: what you don’t know will hurt you

If your organization isn’t doing business in the cloud today, it might have some catching up to do. A 2017 report by LogicMonitor suggests that 83% of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud by 2020. Yet the same study…

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Upgrading grid infrastructure from 12.1 to 12.2 in Exadata

1 Pre-requisites / preparation 12.2 Grid Infrastructure and Database Upgrade steps for Exadata Database Machine running 11.2.0.3 and later on Oracle Linux (Doc ID 2111010.1) Patches to apply before upgrading Oracle GI and DB to 12.2.0.1 (Doc ID 2180188.1) 1.1…

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Cloudscape podcast episode 13: recapping AWS re:Invent 2018

This episode of the Cloudscape is dedicated to recapping the most exciting announcements from the recent AWS re:Invent conference and to help us do that we are joined by Pierig LeSaux! Pierig is kind enough to take us through a…

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