My Latin American Tour in March

At March I will be presenting my very successful seminar “Mastering Backup and Recovery” in some countries of Latin America for the very first time. Thank you Ecuador,Panama, Chile and Brazil OUGs for inviting me to your amazing countries! Please, Continue reading My Latin American Tour in March

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

Have a sneak peek of my book

Do you want to have a sneak peek of my book “Oracle 12c Backup and Recovery Survival Guide” I wrote with my good friend Aman Sharma? If yes, you can download the chapter 1 of the book as a demo Continue reading Have a sneak peek of my book

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

Playing with VirtualBox, Oracle 12c (12.1.0.1) and OEL 6.4 – Part 2

We will complete our lab by installing the Oracle Database software, create a Pluggable database and take a look in the Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Express. The steps to install and create an Oracle Database 12c are: 1 – Go Continue reading Playing with VirtualBox, Oracle 12c (12.1.0.1) and OEL 6.4 – Part 2

Once again, How to Improve your Oracle Career

The main question about the DBA job I hear all the time is: How can I became a successful DBA? Most of the people that I talk to who have difficulties starting out in their DBA career really have an Continue reading Once again, How to Improve your Oracle Career

Improving VM Performance, Converting repository disk to LUN

If using OVM virtual disks, you can easily improve your VM performance by replacing the virtual disks for raw LUN’s. It gives an extra boost in the performance specially if using the PVM mode. Note that here we are using Continue reading Improving VM Performance, Converting repository disk to LUN

OVM V2V – Converting ESX VM to OVM using ISO boot CD

In this blog post we will learn how to convert an ESX VM to OVM  3.1 (V2V) using an ISO boot CD. Basically all you need to do to achieve this objective is to follow the following steps: 1. Uninstall Continue reading OVM V2V – Converting ESX VM to OVM using ISO boot CD

What was new for Oracle Backup and Recovery at 11g?

Oracle 12c is around the corner and due that I have received many questions from fellow DBAs about what was new about Backup and Recovery at 11g I have decided to write a small white paper about it. Hope you Continue reading What was new for Oracle Backup and Recovery at 11g?

Back to Basics – USER MANAGED BACKUPs part 1

In the past few weeks I have received many questions regarding user managed backups, and due to this, I decided to write a little regarding this topic. User managed backups are basically all backups you can make without the use Continue reading Back to Basics – USER MANAGED BACKUPs part 1