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 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

Oracle VM 3.1 Disaster Recovery (HA)

On this scenario we will talk about how to implement HA (High Availability) for OVM 3.1 between a Primary Site (Production) and a Secondary Site (DR) located at 800 km away. On this post we will only talk about the Continue reading Oracle VM 3.1 Disaster Recovery (HA)

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

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

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?