Author Archives: April C Sims

About April C Sims

Oracle DBA for over a decade...enough said.

Deinstalling an ORACLE_HOME in 11gR2 DB = MORE WORK!

This is a post about using the deinstall script (it is a perl script on UNIX machines) without some testing on a non-production server. Why? It has the ability remove important database components that may still be needed for that … Continue reading

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Discounts on Packt Publishing Oracle Books

Calling all High Rollers: Hit the Oracle PacktPot! Packt Publishing prepares for COLLABORATE 12 with discounts on Oracle titles all month As a leading publisher of Oracle books/eBooks, Packt Publishing is inviting their readers to celebrate the upcoming COLLABORATE 12 … Continue reading

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 46,000 times in 2011. If it were a … Continue reading

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Disabling ORACLE Reports to plug SQL Injection Attacks , Don’t do this if you still need Oracle Reports to WORK!

Posting this because I had a hard time disabling all of the reports functionality in Fusion Middleware Server…this will also work for older versions of Oracle Application Server. Just wanted to alert people to the fact that you may have … Continue reading

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How to Install FMW 11.1.1.4.0 Standalone Forms/Reports, AKA How to Get to Never Never Land

Hmmm….seems Fusion MW is Peter Panish – a child that doesn’t want to grow up. Our team is currently using in production the 11.1.1.2.0 FMW (RH 5) install using the Standalone Forms and Reports 32-bit version. Having encountered memory leaks … Continue reading

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100% CPU Utilization, Corrupted Password Files on FMW 11.1.1.2

We are experiencing memory leaks and high CPU utilization for Fusion Middleware (FMW) Version 11.1.1.2  that gradually builds until the server becomes completely unresponsive. The last time this happened rebooting the server did not bring up all of the FMW … Continue reading

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Funny Speaker Bio ‘s

Quotes taken from speaker biographies….some of the worse or best. You be the judge. I will add to these….stay tuned. “He works from the command line and uses vi.” ” He enjoys the latest gadgets and technology.” ” He has … Continue reading

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‘Warning: Subscription For Node Down Event Still Pending’ Can Cause Hanging Listener

Receiving errors for large batch jobs in a production 11.2.0.2 database. ERROR: ORA-12541: TNS:no listener The listener log contained the following event at the same time-  ‘Warning: Subscription For Node Down Event Still Pending’ . I have seen this event … Continue reading

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Moving on UP….Now Executive Editor for SELECT Journal

Many thanks to John Kanagaraj, previous Executive Editor, who first spotted a contributing editor from among many reviewers. He is stepping down taking on the role of Associate Editor for a year while I transition into the new leadership role. … Continue reading

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Security Warning jar files expire March 2011 for WebLogic 10.1.3.4 and FMW 11.1.1.2

We had this configuration in production use, and suddenly users received security warning dialog boxes.  Nothing on MOS for this issue and the support engineer associated with my SR didn’t find anything either.   This is just in case anyone else … Continue reading

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