Did You Know #31 – OCR and Voting Disks in 18c and 19c

In Oracle GI 18c, the OCR and Voting disks must be located on ASM. A certified NFS or 3rd party shared file system is not supported for these files (you can keep your database on NFS or 3rd party shared FS, but not the OCR or the voting disks). More information can be found in the documentation. Note that placing these files on an NFS or shared FS was deprecated in 12.2

In 19c, (more...)

The Best Keyboard for IT People

As some of you might have seen on Twitter, lately I went on a hunt to find a new keyboard. It actually started when my mouse started giving me troubles, but then it expanded to a keyboard as well.

My Keyboard-Mouse Set

Logitech MK710

A few years ago I was looking for a keyboard and mouse for my home office. Since I love Logitech, I looked for a Logitech set. I found a good deal (more...)

Help Me Decide on Presentation Topics for 2020

As you know I love going to conferences, and next year won’t be any different. There are a few conferences that I’d like to attend and speak at next year (if they accept my sessions). My current presentations (you can find them here) are good and still relevant (and maybe I’ll still submit some of them), but I presented them quite a lot lately in conferences and I won’t submit sessions that I’ve already (more...)

My OOW19 Schedule

If you don’t know why I like Oracle Open World, read this post. If you do, you know that I usually don’t go to many sessions as there are more important things to attend and do.

However, this year seems a bit different. It seems like there are many technical sessions and interesting people that I know (some personally, some from twitter and blogs), some I have never heard talking.

So I decided to write (more...)

Why is it Important to do a Research Before Upgrading?

One of my client is on 12.1 and since the support for 12.1 has ended we started planning the upgrade of this database. During the research I did before the upgrade I found some things that were very important and affected our decisions and the upgrade process.

Choosing Version

Choosing version is the first step when thinking about upgrading. It’s easy to say “let’s upgrade to the latest one”, but it’s not always (more...)