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Jul 02

Synology NAS

    Some tips and tricks to help get the most out of your Synology NAS.         Index: Accessing the root Account. Adding Entries to /etc/hosts. Setting Up NFS Access.   Accessing the root Account. Sometimes you need to do things as the root user. To gain access to the root account …

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Mar 28

Build Your Own Oracle Infrastructure: Master Index

Build Your Own Oracle Infrastructure: Master Index Hardware. Software. Install Oracle VM Software. Configure OVM Server. Create VMs. Build OEM Cloud Control Server. Build Oracle RAC Servers. SSH, DNS & CVU. Build the Shared Storage Server. Install Oracle GI & Database Software. Oracle RAC Database: Create, Test & Administer. Use Oracle Recovery Manager. (July 2017) …

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Mar 08

Build Your Own Oracle Infrastructure: Part 11 – Oracle RAC Database: Create, Test & Administer.

Build Your Own Oracle Infrastructure: Part 11 – Oracle RAC Database: Create, Test & Administer.     We’re now ready to create an Oracle RAC database. It’s mostly quite similar to creating a single instance Oracle database. The major differences come with how the various infrastructure components are administered. We’ll get to that in good …

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Mar 02

Oracle VM

    Some hints, tricks and workarounds for Oracle VM.       Index: Error Starting Up VMs. Error Logging Into Oracle VM manager.     Error Starting Up VMs. When starting up VMs from OVM Manager, you may encounter this error: Error: Device 1 (vif) could not be connected. Hotplug scripts not working Note, …

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Feb 04

Build Your Own Oracle Infrastructure: Part 10 – Install Oracle GI & Database Software

Build Your Own Oracle Infrastructure: Part 10 – Install Oracle GI & Database Software.   After building and configuring the hardware infrastructure, we’re finally ready to install some Oracle software. If everything in the prior posts has been completed successfully, the software installations should be a breeze. In truth, installing this software isn’t difficult. The …

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Jan 31

Build Your Own Oracle Infrastructure: Part 9 – Build the Shared Storage Server.

Build Your Own Oracle Infrastructure: Part9 – Build the Shared Storage Server.   The last major hurdle we need to overcome before installing some Oracle software and building a RAC database is to configure shared storage. Shared storage is the key to making Oracle RAC work. The same storage visible to and updatable from multiple …

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Jan 19

Build Your Own Oracle Infrastructure: Part 8 – SSH, DNS & CVU.

Build Your Own Oracle Infrastructure: Part 8 – SSH, DNS & CVU.   It’s acronym time boys and girls! Before we get to the fun part of configuring the shared storage in Part 9, we need setup a few more slightly less fun items. Secure Shell or SSH and Domain Name Service or DNS. After …

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Jan 18

Build Your Own Oracle Infrastructure: Part 7 – Build Oracle RAC Servers.

Build Your Own Oracle Infrastructure: Part 7 – Build Oracle RAC Servers.   Now it’s time to start the process of building our first Oracle RAC. To do that, we’ll initially need 2 Oracle Database 12c server nodes running Oracle Linux. This next installment demonstrates how to do that rather efficiently using some cool capabilities …

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Dec 30

Oracle Data Pump

  For when you just need a list of the parameters to quickly find what you’re looking for. Here are the parameters for: Oracle Database 12c Data Pump EXPORT Oracle Database 12c Data Pump IMPORT       Oracle Database 12c Data Pump EXPORT Parameters: ACCESS_METHOD ATTACH CLUSTER COMPRESSION COMPRESSION_ALGORITHM CONTENT DATA_OPTIONS DIRECTORY DUMPFILE ENCRYPTION …

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Dec 30

Oracle Enterprise Manager

    A modest collection of tips, tricks and workarounds for administering and maintaining Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control.         Index: Change the SYSMAN Password. Manually remove targets from the Repository.   Change the SYSMAN Password. In an object lesson of how to make things more complicated, here’s how to change the …

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