Preparation for migrating data to Oracle Virtual Private Database

Jacco Cijsouw

  preparation for migrating data to Oracle Virtual Private Database Introduction Recently I was part of a team involved in the preparation of migration data belonging to multiple business units into a single Oracle 19c database with Virtual Private Database (VPD). The VPD solution is used for the virtual separation […]

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 […]

Enterprise Manager DataGuard Add Standby Database fails without showing errors at Destination Preparation phase

Johan Buijser

Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c provides the Add Standby Database wizard to create a broker configuration that includes a primary database and one or more standby database. This requires the Oracle Database Lifecycle Management Pack for Enterprise Manager Cloud Control. When adding a Standby Database, after proving all the […]

Crash recovery of Oracle databases using Commvault

Herman Buitenhuis

Some time ago I published an article about creating a RMAN backup using Commvault. See: . In this article I describe how to execute a crash recovery using Commvault. You need to do a crash recovery when you lost all your datafiles, redolog files, control files and spfile. For example […]

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 […]

Better track the Usage of Database Options and Management Packs, or it will cost you

Harry Dragstra 2

So here it is Oracle announces a license audit, some urgency kicks in and this familiar but also really serious question comes down from management: “Are we using any unlicensed database features“. The seriousness is quite understandable, because if so, the company can look forward to some negotiations with Oracle […]

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 […]

Implementing ORAchk in Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c

Job Oprel 5

Heard about it at Oracle OpenWorld 2015: A new feature in Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c is the possibility to incorporate ORAchk, the healthcheck tool for databases, RAC and Engineered Systems. This post is about downloading (and importing), deploying and provisioning the ORAchk-plugin. Spoiler-alert: there’s downtime involved of the OMS. There […]

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: […]

When to use the Oracle Database In-Memory option?

The application and usage of the Oracle Database In-Memory has been described by Pom Bleeksma in this post. Oracle Database In-Memory can result in huge improvement in application query performance. This post will answer the question: “what would be an optimal situation for using the Oracle Database In-Memory feature?” The […]