Elevated Task Manager Shortcut on Windows 7

Received a replacement laptop so now I have to perform some software installs and configure it the way I had my old laptop.  To get Task Manager to display All Processes without having to select that option every time, it needs to run as Administrator.  Searched Google and found this link which describes how to […]

Where are the Folder Options in Windows 2008?

For whatever reason, I can never remember where the Folder Options tabs are located in Windows 2008.  Adding a note here for future reference.  The same applies for Windows 7. Go to Control Panel / Folder Options Filed under: Microsoft, Windows OS Tagged: folder options, folder options 2008

iPod Classic Adventures

Every couple of months, my daughter comes home with some new challenge for me to resolve with her iPod Classic.  I thought resetting the iPod would solve just about anything she could possibly do to inhibit the normal function of the device.  That is until she decided to (more...)

RTO and RPO

What is the difference between Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO)?  That was a question that came up recently in a disaster recovery discussion.  Good explanation provided by Dejan Kosutic’s Blog entry. In summary: Recovery Time Objective (RTO) is “target time set for resumption of product, (more...)

PowerPoint Presentations

Began researching some information regarding PowerPoint Presentations.  Listing a few important summary items that stood out for me to keep focused with future presentations.  Sometimes I get so caught up in the moment and briefly lose sight of the main objective. Know your audience Audience needs to know: (more...)

NetApp Crash-Consistent Snapshots

We performed a disaster recovery (DR) test at our DR site in October 2011 which involved recovering Oracle database VMs with storage on a  SAN.  Once the database VM was recovered from a NetApp volume snapshot, it was started and we discovered Oracle went through its usual crash recovery and the database was running as [...]

Memory Limits for Windows Releases

When I need to reference the physical memory limits for Windows Operating Systems, I seem to waste time trying to locate my notes or searching the Internet.  I am posting here so I can remember.  Found the information on Microsoft’s site and will use it for future reference. Below are the Operating Systems and Editions [...]

SYSAUX tablespace growing rapidly

I have an Oracle 11g R2 (11.2.0.1) database where I noticed the SYSAUX tablespace was growing larger every day.  Searched Oracle My Support and found Doc ID 1292724.1 and Doc ID 552880.1 which were helpful. After running awrinfo.sql, I found the largest consumer to be SM/OPTSTAT at 2.8 GB which is larger and not typical [...]