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Martin Klier

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Oracle 12c: Change hostname for Grid Infrastructure / Oracle restart

Few days ago, we cloned a VM test system with ASM. Changing the hostname in this case is mandatory from our network, we have lots of issues if they are duplicate. But changing an Oracle Restart or generally, Grid Infrastructure setup’s hostname isn’t so easy – it’s written many configs. The only way is to […]

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How NLS settings can affect Oracle’s join behavior – v$ example

Recently, I had a problem with accessing Active Session History being not fast enough on Oracle Database 11.2 and 12.1. Looking at the explain plan, wow, no doubt why: Accessing two fixed tables with TABLE ACCESS FULL and joining them with NESTED LOOP. This couldn’t have been “works as designed”, it would render gv$active_session_history nearly […]

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Oracle Support allows SR details in notification emails

Yes, they did it! Finally, last night’s announcement from Oracle Support brought a long-missed feature: We can opt-in to get Service Request details in MOS’ notification emails. It’s of great benefit when you are on the road, no need to log in to the far-famed support portal. This is how the CUA has to allow […]

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Oracle SQL Developer connection storm at startup

Oracle SQL Developer (tested with version 3.2.20.09) does some unwanted network connection testing against all configured connections (by TNSPING). We noticed that it causes a kind of unwanted “inverse” connection storm to all configured databases, when we start the SQL Developer. It’s not restoring aborted connections or stuff like that, all was quit before stopping […]

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DOAG Webinar: ORACLE Datenbank Architektur – nicht nur für Einsteiger (German Language)

On Friday, 08/03/2013, I’ll present an online lecture about Oracle Architecture for the DOAG (Deutsche Oracle Anwendergruppe, German Oracle User’s Group) and the DOAG SIG Database.     Link: http://www.doag.org/termine/termine.php?tid=454245 The lesson will contain (excerpt from TOC): Oracle Datenbank-Architektur Verbindung, Namespace(s) und Abschottung Instanz und Datenbank Alles Blöcke, oder was? Redo, Undo und was man […]

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R.I.P. Oracle Database 10g: “Oracle depends on humidity”

Or: “Why we should be happy about Adaptive Cursor Sharing” Premier Support for 10g R2 ended in July 2010, and Extended Support will end in July 2013, 11gR2 is widely used, and 12c is on the horizon. Maybe it’s time for writing a kind of obituary for my first Oracle love, and to spread a […]

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Upgrading Oracle Clusterware: [INS-40406] The installer detects no existing Oracle Grid Infrastructure software on the system

Upgrading Oracle Grid Infrastructure 11.2 (it’s just another marketing name for the Oracle Clusterware, formerly known as Cluster Ready Services CRS) usually is easy: The runInstaller offers an upgrade mode, and discovers nodes and versions without further effort. But what, if not? The message will be “[INS-40406] The installer detects no existing Oracle Grid Infrastructure […]

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DOAG Conference 2011 – Impressions and Look-at’s

Once again this year, the German Oracle Users Group has its annual conference and exhibition in Nuremberg. (DOAG Konferenz und Ausstellung 2011, Nürnberg). Being there is nearly a must for Oracle guys in German speaking countries. As usual, here comes my unordered, incomplete and ad-hoc list of things I wrote down to have a closer […]

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