I have recently configured Active/Passive Failover cluster using Grid Infrastructure 12cR1 and wrote document on that subject. Now I plan to use this environment and convert "test12" database from Single-Instance to RAC database.
There are several ways to convert non-RAC database to RAC database:
- using Database Configuration Assistant (DBCA)
- Oracle Enterprise Manager
- rconfig command line utility
In this post I will describe how to perform conversion using rconfig utility
Suppose I want to create job which will execute every 30 minutes in “working” hours, and at the rest of the day every hour.
With DBMS_JOB I would write something like this in repeat interval:
In DBMS_SCHEDULER I will create two schedules (“WORK”,”NIGHT”) and main schedule ("MAIN_DAY") which will combine those two for job schedule.
(CASE WHEN TO_NUMBER(TO_CHAR(SYSDATE,'HH24')) IN (8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17)
ELSE TRUNC(sysdate,'HH')+1/24 END)
I'm big fan of tools like VirtualBox
because they offer you opportunity to try various "enterprise" configurations, installations and scenarios on your notebook. Maybe the biggest benefit for my learning lies in these tools.
In this post I will share with you document about creation of Active/Passive failover cluster using Oracle Grid Infrastructure 12cR1 on OEL 6.4. There you can find screenshots taken during my playing in virtual environment packed in PDF (more...)
I've recorded backups on tape to RMAN repository several times already, but every next time I needed to do that I was searching through notes to find proper procedure.
This time I will note procedure in form of the blog post.
Test is performed on Oracle version 126.96.36.199.
These were my unsuccessful attempts:
3> allocate channel c1 device type 'sbt_tape';
4> send 'NSR_ENV=(NSR_SERVER=backup_server,NSR_CLIENT=oracle_client,NSR_DATA_VOLUME=OrclPool)';
5> catalog backuppiece 'ARCH_ORCL_rep2dod5_s128878_p1';
I have learned something new today and this blog post will be (primary) reminder to myself. I am sure that most Oracle DBA’s or Developers are familiar with this trick - so please skip this post if you are one of them :)
My test table will have 1000000 rows with 1000 NULL values for “OBJECT_NAME” column.
Tests are performed on 11gR1 version.
select c.table_name, c.column_name, c.data_type, c.num_nulls,