Prepare standby and configure primary database for far sync

This depend on distance between primary and standby and network bandwidth. So this feature that came with 12c resolve this situation. We are preparing a database one more. This database take archive–log primary database and then send this archive–log to standby. Primary and far sync standby database are sync, whereas far sync standby database and physical standby database are async. Let’s begin with creating the physical standby with FAR SYNC instance in place. First of […]

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TWO_TASK Environment Variables Oracle 12c

There are two environment variables for Unix to connect an Oracle database.One of them is ORACLE_SID and the other one is TWO_TASK. ORACLE_SID is used for connecting a database which is installed to the same host. TWO_TASK is used for connecting an oracle database which is installed another host. I must thank to my fellow DBA […]

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Converting Standard to Flex Cluster

Introduction Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) is a well-known product among Oracle’s solutions to maintain high availability of your business data. Oracle RAC allows the work load to be shared among all the cluster nodes, with N-1 tolerance configuration in case of node failures, where N is the total number of nodes. Oracle RAC is […]

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File Group in a Flex Disk Group

I must thank my fellow DBA Franky Weber Faust for his publication in his blog. In the goal here is to know a bit more about the Flex Disk Group. Let’s see here what a File Group is. In a Flex Disk Group we can separate our databases, be they PDBs, CDBs or non-CDBs, in different File Group. Each […]

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Storing a PDB in a Flex Disk Group

I must thank my fellow DBA Franky Weber Faust for his publication in his blog. In this post I board a little more about the Flex Disk Group. In the previous post we had started this subject, if you did not see check there The purpose here is to show how to store a PDB in a Flex Disk Group. In […]

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Upgrade to Oracle 12.2 with dbupgrade utility

Oracle Database 12c release 1 (12.1) introduced the Parallel Upgrade Utility, catctl.pl. This utility reduces the total amount of time it takes to perform an upgrade by loading the database dictionary in parallel, and by using multiple SQL processes to upgrade the database. Performing parallel upgrades of components enables you to take advantage of your […]

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RU and RUR patches for Oracle 12.2

The first RU (Release Update) for Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 has been released. And Oracle Support provides some very helpful documents to explain the implication of the new RU (Release Update) and RUR (Release Update Revision) patches. As of July 2017, Oracle is modifying the Proactive Patch program for Database and Grid Infrastructure release 12.2 and […]

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PDB Lockdown Profiles in Oracle 12.2

Use the ALTER LOCKDOWN PROFILE statement to alter a PDB lockdown profile. You can use PDB lockdown profiles in a multitenant environment to restrict user operations in pluggable databases (PDBs). Pluggable databases bring a new separation of database administrator roles. The DBA administers the container database, the CDB, but can then delegate the administration of […]

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Convert non partitioned table to partitioned online Oracle 12.2

This is one of the new feature of oracle 12.2 release . Non-partitioned tables can be converted to partitioned table online without any downtime to the application , i.e no impact to the DML activities. Till now for this activity, we were using dbms_redef methods. But in Oracle 12.2 release this has been simplified much. […]

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