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

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

Why use OVM for Oracle Databases

Some time ago I made a benchmark exercise to compare the performance of an Oracle Database running in a bare metal environment versus a virtualized environment to clear some of the main questions our team and clients in Revera have, Continue reading Why use OVM for Oracle Databases

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

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 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)

Installing Grid Control – Part I

By Francisco Munoz Alvarez Before you start with an installation of Grid Control, I’ll recommend you to go thru the documentation to understand all the minimum requirements and the installation process. For reference purpose, I’ll resume some important points of Continue reading Installing Grid Control – Part I

LOGGING or NOLOGGING, that is the question – Part VI

 By Francisco Munoz Alvarez TIPS USING NOLOGGING MODE  DIRECT PATH INSERT  To use Direct Path Insert use the /*+ APPEND */ hint as follow: INSERT /*+ APPEND */ into … SELECT … When direct path insert is used oracle does Continue reading LOGGING or NOLOGGING, that is the question – Part VI

Logging or Not Logging:That is the Question v1.7

What is a Redo?  Let’s conduct a brief summary about the redo process. When Oracle blocks are changed, including undo blocks, oracle records the changes in a form of vector changes which are referred to as redo entries or redo Continue reading Logging or Not Logging:That is the Question v1.7