How to Solve: SQL Developer can’t start because MSVCR71.dll is missing (On Windows)

I have installed SQL Developer (with JDK) on Windows many times before, and almost all the time I receive the system error bellow when trying to execute it by the first time. Due to this, I decided to publish the Continue reading How to Solve: SQL Developer can’t start because MSVCR71.dll is missing (On Windows)

Join me at the next OTN Virtual Developer Day

  Hi All, On February 4, 2014 at 9:30 am PT I will be talking on the next OTN Virtual Developer Day about Oracle VM and Oracle Database. Come and discover the answers for the following questions: Does an Oracle Continue reading Join me at the next OTN Virtual Developer Day

My book: Oracle Database 12c Backup and Recovery Survival Guide

It was a long journey of hard work and team work that now has finished, as a result you will find my book Oracle Database 12c Backup and Recovery Survival Guide that I wrote with the help of my good Continue reading My book: Oracle Database 12c Backup and Recovery Survival Guide

Playing with VirtualBox, Oracle 12c (12.1.0.1) and OEL 6.4 – Part 1

Now that 12c was released it’s time to install in on OEL 6.4 64 bits OS. Let’s start playing with this. Before we start with the creation of the VM we will need to download some software first, such as: Continue reading Playing with VirtualBox, Oracle 12c (12.1.0.1) and OEL 6.4 – Part 1

Are you getting short of SCN?

Did you know that Oracle has determine that some software bugs (affecting databases between version 10.1.0.5 and 11.2.0.3) could cause the database to attempt to exceed the current maximum SCN value (The limit is currently 281 trillion) causing a transaction Continue reading Are you getting short of SCN?

What is new in 12c for Backup and Recovery?

OOW has announced the new Oracle Database 12c, and this new version of the database product as expected has introduced many new features and enhancements for Backup and Recovery, on this post I will introduce you to some of them. Continue reading What is new in 12c for Backup and Recovery?

DB Control/DB Console (OEM) Changing Hostname or IP Address

I just got a client that changed his server  hostname and discovered that after this change he was unable to use the DB Control. To solve this problem you will just need to follow these simple steps: 1) Set  $ORACLE_HOSTNAME Continue reading DB Control/DB Console (OEM) Changing Hostname or IP Address

Playing with Oracle VirtualBox : How to add a new Disk

In this small Tutorial we will learn how to add a new disk to our Virtual Machine created in our previous tutorial. Add a new disk to the virtual machine is very easy, just follow the tasks bellow: First, with Continue reading Playing with Oracle VirtualBox : How to add a new Disk

Playing with Oracle 11gR2, OEL 5.6 and VirtualBox 4.0.2 (Final Part)

The idea of this tutorial is to show you how you can create an Oracle Database 11gR2 using Oracle VirtualBox and OEL. This installation should never be used for Production or Development purposes. This installation was created for educational purpose Continue reading Playing with Oracle 11gR2, OEL 5.6 and VirtualBox 4.0.2 (Final Part)