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

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)

Playing with Oracle 11gR2, OEL 5.6 and VirtualBox 4.0.2 (3rd Part)

Project Name 11gR2/2011 Author Francisco Munoz Alvarez Software Used Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.6 Oracle VirtualBox 4.0.2 Oracle 11.2.0.2 Database and Infrastructure Software Date 02/02/2011 The idea of this tutorial is to show you how you can create an Oracle Database Continue reading Playing with Oracle 11gR2, OEL 5.6 and VirtualBox 4.0.2 (3rd Part)

Playing with Oracle 11gR2, OEL 5.6 and VirtualBox 4.0.2 (1st Part)

Project Name 11gR2/2011 Author Francisco Munoz Alvarez Software Used Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.6 Oracle VirtualBox 4.0.2 Oracle 11.2.0.2 Database and Infrastructure Software Date 02/02/2011 The idea of this tutorial is to show you how you can create an Oracle Database Continue reading Playing with Oracle 11gR2, OEL 5.6 and VirtualBox 4.0.2 (1st Part)