Purging SYSAUX

In continuation to my previous post “SYSAUX Growing Rapidly” , here i wanted to present the second method of purging sysaux. Basically i tried to perform the steps as mentioned in previous post and drop_snapshot_range was taking too long (> 24hrs) and still running on test db.Again WRH$_ACTIVE_SESSION_HISTORY was in top of the list occupying…

SYSAUX Growing rapidly!!! What can be done

Recently i have been working on cleaning up SYSAUX tablespace for few of clients, so thought to put down my steps which might be helpful to some of you out there. Why does SYSAUX tablespace grows much larger than expected? There could be number of potential reasons: 1. ASH data has grown too large (SM/AWR)…

ASM Diskgroup shows USABLE_FILE_MB value in Negative

Today while working on ASM diskgroup i noticed Negative value for USABLE_FILE_MB. I was little surprised as it has been pretty long that i worked on ASM. So i started looking around for blogs and mos docs and found few really nice one around. A negative value for USABLE_FILE_MB means that you do not have [&hellip

Plan change using load_plans_from_cursor_cache

This post is more of a note for myself and might be helpful to few other. Assuming db is 11gR2 and baselines/spm is used. When a new query is introduced in db, it might be that it runs with the good plan, but sometimes it picks up wrong plan. It could be that Index Range [&hellip

Few Scripts for Identify Performance Issues using DBA_HIST view

It has been pretty long that i had blogged.Past year was little busy on both personal and professional front. But this year i am planning to be more active in sharing and learning and with not only Oracle DBMS but could be few others too. Now, coming back to this blog, i wanted to share [&hellip

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 140,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 6 days for that many people to see [&hellip

Identifying Bloated Index in Oracle

Indexes have always been a topic of interest for DBA/Developers. When it comes to index rebuild there have been many opinions floating across internet on when to rebuild these indexes. Many do say when the BLEVEL is > 3 one should rebuild the indexes. I don’t believe in that and (more...)

Flashback : Guaranteed Restore Point

Oracle Flashback database and restore points enables us to rewind the database back in time to correct any problems caused by logical data corruption or user errors and it doesn’t require any restoration of backup. There are 2 types of restoration points – 1. Normal Restore Point –> assigns a restore point name to an

ORA-38500: Unsupported operation: Oracle XML DB not present

While trying to import using impdp got the below error

Table "ANAND"."TEST" exists and has been truncated. Data will be loaded but all dependent metadata will be skipped due to table_exists_action of truncate
Processing object type TABLE_EXPORT/TABLE/TABLE_DATA
ORA-31693: Table data object "ANAND"."TEST":"Y2012_Q2_M06" failed to load/unload and is being skipped due to error:
ORA-38500: Unsupported operation: Oracle XML DB not present

As it said XML db nor present, check for XDB status in dba_registry


Lets welcome 2013

Wishing everyone a very happy and prosperous New Year 2013.In this New Year, may you always be blessed with contentment, peace and abundance.

With 12c releasing in 2013, it would be a happening Year and lots of new things to learn and playaround :)


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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 140,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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DBCA failing with “Diskgroup XXX is not compatible for database usage”

Today a friend of mine pinged me an error while he was trying to create database using DBCA from RDBMS home on an exadata box.Screenshot of the error is below


The error was easy to understand as compatible parameter set in the database initialization parameter was lower than the compatible.rdbms set for the diskgroup in ASM. The db compatible parameter was set to whereas (more...)

Internals of Active Dataguard – A must read

I found the below blog interesting and feel its a must read to enchance knowledge on Active DataGuard


Happy reading :)

Filed under: 11gR2, Data Guard, Oracle, standby Tagged: 11gR2, active dataguard, dataguard


We have a goldengate setup wherein 3 different GoldenGate clients connects and replicat to one target database.Below are the versions being currently used, and

The version was recently added, and below are the steps performed

GGSCI (myhost) 2> obey ./dirprm/add_rep.oby

GGSCI (myhost) 3>

GGSCI (myhost) 3> DBLOGIN USERID ggate@test PASSWORD 'xxxxxxxx'

ERROR: Unable to  (more...)

ORA-26723: user “XXXXX” requires the role “DV_GOLDENGATE_REDO_ACCESS”

While starting the extract on UAT DB env which had been recently moved to exadata we got the below error.As we had redo and archive logfiles on ASM, we used “TRANLOGOPTIONS DBLOGREADER” in extract parameter file.

2012-10-24 22:35:48  ERROR   OGG-00446  Oracle GoldenGate Capture for Oracle, emos_cc.prm:  Opening ASM file +RECO_UMO1/archivelog/2012_10_24/thread_1_seq_224.955.797517005 in DBLOGREADER mode: (26723) ORA-26723: user "GGATE" requires the role "DV_GOLDENGATE_REDO_ACCESS"

The first thing which we did is checked whether the (more...)