August 17, 2019

I spent some time today arguing with RMAN.

I know, how could that be?

Well without explaining all my delights, here is how you get RMAN to run a script to firstly copy your existing data files to new names, switch across to them, recover and then delete the old files.


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Block level corruption of an Oracle database is extremely rare.  In the last 30 plus years I have needed to deal with this issue a handful of occasions and its resolution has become significantly easier since I started to use RMAN. Never the less it leaves you with a s...

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During the Oracle 12c Beta Test program new engineering possibilities emerged, so how fast can we now go?  The Answer, Faster than you ever imagined.



Over the last decade consolidation of computing resources has changed the cost model for system provisioning and arch...

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