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?

What is new in 12c for Backup and Recovery?

OOW has announced the new Oracle Database 12c, and this new version of the database product as expected has introduced many new features and enhancements for Backup and Recovery, on this post I will introduce you to some of them. Continue reading What is new in 12c for Backup and Recovery?

DB Control/DB Console (OEM) Changing Hostname or IP Address

I just got a client that changed his server  hostname and discovered that after this change he was unable to use the DB Control. To solve this problem you will just need to follow these simple steps: 1) Set  $ORACLE_HOSTNAME Continue reading DB Control/DB Console (OEM) Changing Hostname or IP Address

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 (4th 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 (4th Part)