On a T5 Super Cluster (running 126.96.36.199) I was creating a cascaded standby from an already functional standby using RMAN DUPLICATE and it errored out with
ORA-01671: control file is a backup, cannot make a standby control file
A quick search reveals that it is bug 11715084 that affects most of the 11.x versions except 188.8.131.52. There is a one off patch available for most of the versions (more...)
This was my 6th year at Sangam and as always was good fun. We were a group of 4 people who were traveling from Delhi and we reached Hyderabad on Friday morning. Just wanted to keep a day for visiting Ramoji Film City and also wanted to avoid the rush that morning travel on the conference’s starting day brings. So after dropping the luggage at the hotel we hired a taxi and reached Ramoji Film City. (more...)
A rather not so great post about an ORA-00600 error i faced on a standby database. Environement was 184.108.40.206 on Sun Super Cluster machine. MRP process was hitting ORA-00600 while trying to apply a specific archive log.
The error message was something like this
MRP0: Background Media Recovery terminated with error 600
Errors in file /u01/app/oracle/product/220.127.116.11/diag/diag/rdbms/xxxprd/xxxprd1/trace/xxxprd1_pr00_6342.trc:
ORA-00600: internal error code, arguments: , , , , , , , (more...)
Tim Hall has written some brilliant posts about getting going with writing (blogs, whitepapers etc). This post is the result of inspiration from there only. Tim says that just get started with whatever .
If you are into blogging and no so active or even if you aren’t you may want to take a look at all the posts to get some inspiration to document the knowledge you gain on day to day basis.
Here is (more...)
Many people have asked me this question that how they can learn Exadata ? It starts sounding even more difficult as a lot of people don’t have access to Exadata environments. So thought about writing a small post on the same.
It actually is not as difficult as it sounds. There are a lot of really good resources available from where you can learn about Exadata architecture and the things that work differently from any non-Exadata (more...)
I was troubleshooting some Windows hangs on my Desktop system running Windows 8 and enabled driver verifier. Today when I tried to start VirtualBox it failed with this error message.
Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_LDR_MISMATCH_NATIVE)
Most of the online forums were asking to reinstall VirtualBox to fix the issue. But one of the thread mentioned that it was being caused by Windows Driver Verifier. I disabled it, restarted Windows and VirtualBox worked like a (more...)
Few months ago I contributed a chapter (on Monitoring, Troubleshooting and Performance tuning) to a GoldenGate book on Oracle Press that Robert Freeman was authoring. Thought of posting a small update that the book is now out. My name doesn’t appear on the main page but you will see it (more...)
So there is a new toy in the market for database geeks : Oracle has released database 12c. Every social platform is abuzz with the 12c activity. So thought that I should also complete the ritual
In this post Aman has already summed up many important links.
Maria Colgan has (more...)
Yesterday I was configuring EM 12c for a Sun Super Cluster system. There were a total of 4 LDOMs where I needed to deploy the agent (Setup –> Add targets –> Add targets manually). Out of these 4 everything went fine for 2 LDOMs but for the other two it (more...)
Just a quick note about change in the way the compute nodes are patched starting from version 18.104.22.168.1. For earlier versions Oracle provided the minimal pack for patching the compute nodes. Starting with version 22.214.171.124.1 Oracle has discontinued the minimal pack and the updates to compute nodes are done via Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN).
Now there are three ways to update the compute nodes:
1) You have internet access on the Compute nodes. In this case you can download patch 13741363, complete the one time setup and start the update.