Mary Ann Davidson wrote a great piece on her security blog today, which basically talked about focusing on the important vulnerabilities, not necessarily the ones that get the most press. Added to that, the risk associated with a vulnerability may well be different for you compared to everyone else, depending on how your system is used. I agree with what she is saying, but I’m going to take a slightly different angle on the subject.
I’ve just found out I’ve got a paper selected for the UKOUG System Event on May 20th. Check out my badge.
I was a spectator at last year’s event. At first glance you might think much of the content is not directly related to my job, since I’m not a system administrator, virtual infrastructure administrator and I don’t use any Oracle engineered systems, appliances or storage products. Having said all that, it’s hard to be a (more...)
The datestamps suggest they’ve been around since the 5th February, but I think these only became available with the release of OL7.1.
As mentioned in a previous post, when I was at Birmingham City University (BCU) speaking at the UKOUG Next Gen event, one of the lecturers saw me and subsequently asked if I would come in and do some technical talks for the students. I did the first about a month ago. Yesterday I had the morning off work to pop across to do another talk.
This talk was on virtualization. It’s based on the slides for (more...)
After saying a quick goodbye to everyone, I got in a taxi and headed for the airport. I was a little on the early side, but as I’ve said before, it’s better to be early than late where airports are concerned. I wanted do have a Guinness in the bar in the airport, like I did with Patrick Hurley last year, but the queue was too long, so I settled for an authentic Irish diet (more...)
Having got to OUG Ireland, here’s what happened…
The first session I got to see was Nikolay Kovachev from TechnoLogica speaking about “12c PDBs, Snapshots & Change Management”. Bulgaria in da house! The session started with an intro to ZFS (snapshots, copy-on-write (COW), clones), then a quick intro to the Oracle multitenant architecture. From there it was on to PDB snapshot cloning using ZFS. Because of the ZFS COW functionality, this is really quick. (more...)
The day started early, about 1 hour before my alarm in fact. I got up, lay in the bath for a while drinking a can of Monster and considering the day ahead, got out of the bath, puked, then got my shit together ready for the taxi. I’ve been ill this week. That combined with sleep deprivation, nerves and the Monster kinda turned my stomach.
The taxi ride to the airport was really good. The (more...)
It’s only a couple of weeks since the last release, so I guess there was something causing people significant headaches, which warranted a new release. Not that I noticed any problems.
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Thanks for the many happy hours I spent in the world you created!
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Sir Terry Pratchett : I’m so glad that you left us now before you had the chance to (more...)
The Oracle 12c 18.104.22.168 release came with a bit of functionality called the PDB Logging Clause. Or to put it another way, it didn’t because the feature just didn’t work. I raised an SR highlighting the issue.
The PDB logging clause is meant to allow you to define a default logging clause for the whole PDB. If a tablespace is created in the PDB without an explicit logging clause, the current PDB (more...)