Tag Archives: Oracle

To patch or not to patch?

*+-Mary Ann Davidson wrote a great piece on her security blog today, which basically talked about focusing on the important vulnerabilities, not necessarily the ones that get the most press. Added to that, the risk associated with a vulnerability may well be different for you compared to everyone else, depending on how your system is used. I […]

UKOUG System Event : I’ve got a paper selected.

*+-I’ve just found out I’ve got a paper selected for the UKOUG System Event on May 20th. Check out my badge. I was a spectator at last year’s event. At first glance you might think much of the content is not directly related to my job, since I’m not a system administrator, virtual infrastructure administrator and […]

Oracle Linux 7.1 Preinstall Packages available for 11gR2 and 12cR1

*+-Every so often I have a nose around the contents of the Oracle Linux public yum repositories and guess what I found in the OL7.1 base and OL7 latest repositories. oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall-1.0-3.el7.src.rpm oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall-1.0-3.el7.x86_64.rpm oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall-1.0-3.el7.src.rpm oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall-1.0-3.el7.x86_64.rpm Yeeeeeaaaaahhhhhh! The datestamps suggest they’ve been around since the 5th February, but I think these only became available with the release […]

Birmingham City University (BCU) Talk #2

*+-As mentioned in a previous post, when I was at Birmingham City University (BCU) speaking at the UKOUG Next Gen event, one of the lecturers saw me and subsequently asked if I would come in and do some technical talks for the students. I did the first about a month ago. Yesterday I had the morning […]

OUG Ireland 2015 : The Journey Home

*+-After saying a quick goodbye to everyone, I got in a taxi and headed for the airport. I was a little on the early side, but as I’ve said before, it’s better to be early than late where airports are concerned. I wanted do have a Guinness in the bar in the airport, like I […]

OUG Ireland 2015 : The Event

*+-Having got to OUG Ireland, here’s what happened… The first session I got to see was Nikolay Kovachev from TechnoLogica speaking about “12c PDBs, Snapshots & Change Management”. Bulgaria in da house! The session started with an intro to ZFS (snapshots, copy-on-write (COW), clones), then a quick intro to the Oracle multitenant architecture. From there it was […]

OUG Ireland 2015 : The Journey Begins

*+-The day started early, about 1 hour before my alarm in fact. I got up, lay in the bath for a while drinking a can of Monster and considering the day ahead, got out of the bath, puked, then got my shit together ready for the taxi. I’ve been ill this week. That combined with […]

VirtualBox 4.3.26

*+-VirtualBox 4.3.26 has been released. Downloads and changelog are in the usual places. It’s only a couple of weeks since the last release, so I guess there was something causing people significant headaches, which warranted a new release. Not that I noticed any problems. Happy upgrading! Cheers Tim…

PDB Logging Clause : What you give with one hand, you take away with the other…

*+-The Oracle 12c 12.1.0.2 release came with a bit of functionality called the PDB Logging Clause. Or to put it another way, it didn’t because the feature just didn’t work. I raised an SR highlighting the issue. The PDB logging clause is meant to allow you to define a default logging clause for the whole […]

Oracle Midlands Event #8 : Summary

*+-Last night was Oracle Midlands Event #8 sponsored by Redgate. There was a problem with the projector, but fortunately there were a couple of large TV screens, so it didn’t have to be a complete no-slide zone. Neither of the talks relied on displaying lots of code, so I don’t think this caused a big problem. […]