Enterprise Manager Convert to Cluster Database (RAC) fails without showing errors at Pre Configuration phase

Johan Buijser

Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c provides a wizard to convert a single-instance database to an Oracle RAC database. This requires the Oracle Database Lifecycle Management Pack for Enterprise Manager Cloud Control. When converting the database to a cluster database, after proving all the required details in the wizard,  a […]

ETL using Oracle DBMS_HS_PASSTHROUGH and SQL Server

Harry Dragstra

While I prefer a “loosely coupled architecture” for replication between Oracle and SQL Server, sometimes a direct (database) link cannot be avoided. By using DBMS_HS_PASSTHROUGH for data extraction the 2 other ETL processes (transformation and load) can be configured and administered with more flexibility, providing an almost acceptable level of […]

How About Oracle Database 12c Threaded_Execution

Harry Dragstra

THREADED_EXECUTION Threaded_Execution is an Oracle Database 12c feature aiming to reduce the number of Oracle processes on LINUX. After setting parameter THREADED_EXECUTION on TRUE and a database bounce, most of the background processes are threads within just 6 Oracle processes, where more than 60 processes existed before the bounce. And […]

Oracle 12c STIG Password Generator in PL/SQL

Harry Dragstra 1

Creating or modifying an Oracle Database user password can be done by using any standard password generator you can find on the WEB. But I wanted a password to comply to “ora12c_strong_verify_function”, and this isn’t as easy to generate as you might expect. Though most generators provide options to include […]

How-to set the current database schema of an application using a global context

Harry Dragstra

Question: We have customers who want to work with different database schemas and we want to determine dynamically – depending on a choice during or after login – which database schema the application in a given session should use. Is it possible to set this up in the database? Answer: […]

SQL*Plus / SQL*Net Dead Connection Detection

Patrick Roozen

Recently I came across the situation where I knew for a fact that my sessions to the database were dead because I pulled the power plug out of my application server for a failover test. But the sessions stayed visible in the database and kept their locks therefore the failover failed. Now how […]