The Forgotten Link To The Cloud

(Note: This article was also published at Oracle.com – https://blogs.oracle.com/database/the-forgotten-link-to-the-cloud) Last year when presenting a session at Collaborate’17 in Las Vegas regarding Tips and Best Practices for DBAs, I went thru the evolution of the DBA profession and also gave Continue reading The Forgotten Link To The Cloud

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)

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

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

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

NZOUG and LAOUC June and July Webinars (Recording)

Hi All, NZOUG (New Zealand Oracle Users Group) and LAOUC (Latin American Oracle Users Communty) is organizing a serie of webinars to Oracle Community (over 42 Webinars) with the participation of several Oracle Celebrities, and is my desire to share the first 8 webinars Continue reading NZOUG and LAOUC June and July Webinars (Recording)

Tip of the Month: How to have super powers using Data Pump!

A lot of people don’t know several powerful functionalities that we have available when using Data Pump (expdp/impdp), most of the people only use these tools to export and import data (in other words, only to move data), and never Continue reading Tip of the Month: How to have super powers using Data Pump!

DB_ULTRA_SAFE a new GEM for High Availability

DB_ULTRA_SAFE is a new parameter introduced with Oracle 11gR1, and a fantastic new GEM for High Availability, that using Data Guard to configure on both the primary and standby will trigger the most comprehensive data corruption prevention and detection (and Continue reading DB_ULTRA_SAFE a new GEM for High Availability