Tag Archives: DBA

Unable to drop Database Link After Clone and Upgrade to 11gR2 (11.2.0.1)

I wanted to post this issue because I know someone else will skip this important step as part of the upgrade to 11.2 and wonder if what is wrong. Cloned a database using the RMAN duplicate command which is standard … Continue reading

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Where have you been April? Writing a Book.

Book Giveaways this fall – Come see presentations at SETA this fall in San Antonio and Portsmouth VA. I plan on giving away a copy after the final presentation for all attendees. Look for the book at the Oracle OpenWorld Bookstore … Continue reading

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My Backup DBA

Are you the only Oracle DBA at your company?  How do you provide Disaster Recovery and Redundancy for personnel in that situation? Metalink (now My Oracle Support) has a tool that provides an “Automatic Document Repository” called Oracle Configuration Manager (OCM).  … Continue reading

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Are you an Oracle DBA Dinosaur?

Recent discussions with colleagues about the new 11g Diagnosability Features, someone came up with the term “DBA Dinosaurs”. How would you know if you are one? 1.  Are you still on version 7.3.4 of Oracle?   2.  Do you stay in your … Continue reading

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What makes a good Oracle DBA?

Speaking at many conferences this seems to be the question asked most often.  Perhaps that organization is migrating to a new database platform, under new management or wary of their current DBA (s).  1.  How often is the database down?  Keep … Continue reading

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