Dumb title for a blog post? No, not really I guess…
I have been using a terminal emulator, basically ever since I got away from the VT100 terminal:
- ICE.TCP Pro
- Reflection ‘X’
And a few other obscure applications that I cannot even recall anymore.
Currently, and over the last 6 to 8 years, I have been using ZOC.
The background of this story is: In the beginning these were the first DOS PC’s (more...)
This how you install SQL Developer on Mac OS Yosemite. The first thing you need to do is download and install Java 8, not Java 7 on your Mac OS Yosemite, as suggested on some web sites. You can determine whether or not Java is installed by running the following command:
Mac-Pro-3:~ username$ java -version
No Java runtime present, requesting install.
You must accept the Java license to install Java 8 on the (more...)
I am faced with a situation on how to creating locking mechanism for RMAN backup.
Script dbf.sh backups database and can be run simutaneously if it’s not for the same database.
Hence dbf.sh sh running for PROD1 & PROD2 at the same time is VALID and running for PROD1 & PROD1 at the same time is NOT VALID.
While dbf.sh is running, arc.sh (backup archivelog) should not be running.
This was instigated (more...)
It’s possible folks didn’t notice but Mac OS X no longer includes XQuartz by default from Maverick forward. You need to download XQuartz and install it. I’d recommend after you install Xcode.
Launch XQuartz and then either use the
bash shell it opens or open a Terminal
bash shell session. Inside the shell, you might start Secure Shell (
ssh) like this:
Mac-Pro-3:~ michaelmclaughlin$ ssh email@example.com
While working through getting my Mac OS X to work with X11, I stumbled on some interesting errors and misdirection solutions. Like most things, the solution was straightforward. Then, it struck me that I hadn’t installed it on my Fedora image. This blog post show you the errors I got the way to get it to work, and how to install X11 on Fedora.
The first step requires discovering the package. If you remember
This is part one in a series of blog posts
about how to install Oracle 11g Express Edition (XE) with Oracle Application Express (Apex) on a CentOS Linux server, with Apex served by Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) running on top of Tomcat and Apache.
Provisioning the server
First of all, we need a server to install the software on. There are many hosting providers that offer cheap Linux servers. I have been trying out (more...)
I am writing a series of blog posts about how to install Oracle 11g Express Edition (XE) with Oracle Application Express (Apex) on a CentOS Linux server, with Apex served by Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) running on top of Tomcat and Apache.
This is perhaps better explained with an illustration of the setup:
Best of all, this setup consists only of free (license-free) software, and as you will see in this series of blog (more...)
Last week, I wrote about how to use
bash arrays and the MySQL database to create unit and integration test scripts. While the MySQL example was nice for some users, there were some others who wanted me to show how to write
bash shell scripts for Oracle unit and integration testing. That’s what this blog post does.
If you don’t know much about bash shell, you should start with the prior post to learn about (more...)
Student questions are always interesting! They get me to think and to write. The question this time is: “How do I write a Bash Shell script to process multiple MySQL script files?” This post builds the following model (courtesy of Download MySQL Workbench) by using a bash shell script and MySQL script files, but there’s a disclaimer on this post. It shows both insecure and secure approaches and you should avoid the insecure (more...)
Fedora comes with
gedit installed but the
gedit installation is bare bones. You can update
gedit to include supplemental Plug-ins with the following
yum command as the
yum install -y gedit-plugins
It generates the following log file:
Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit
mysql-connectors-community | 2.5 kB 00:00
mysql-tools-community | 2.5 kB 00:00
mysql56-community | 2.5 kB 00:00
pgdg93 | 3.6 kB 00:00
updates/20/x86_64/metalink | 14 kB 00:00
The mere reason that I dug into SSM yea
sterday was that I wanted to install the Oracle Database 12c.
(Did you know yesterday came from the word 'yeast'? So actually yea
sterday: because one used the yeast of the day before to bake the bread of today. Also in Dutch the word for yeast: 'gist', still sounds in the word for yeasterday: 'gisteren'.)
I ran however against the prerequisite check on (more...)
During a recent X5 installation I had to configure Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) on the client network of the compute nodes. Although the ports were running at 10Gbits and default configuration of Active/Passive works perfectly fine the customer wanted even distribution of traffic and workload across their core switches.
Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP), also known as 802.3ad is a methods of combining multiple physical network connections into one logical connection to increase (more...)
Or how to encrypt your title with acronyms...
Today I wanted to create a VM with an Oracle SOA/BPM Suite 12c installation, since I'm to give a workshop on the installation of it. I used Oracle Linux 6 for my installations and the last few years I did play around quite a lot with it (for someone who is not a core systems administrator), to upgrade all my VM's to the latest update, remove obsolete (more...)
This is a very simple post to show the results of some recent testing that Tom and I ran using Oracle SLOB on Violin to determine the impact of using virtualization. But before we get to that, I am duty bound to write a paragraph of text featuring lots of long sentences peppered with industry buzz words. Forgive me, it’s just the way I’m wired.
It is increasingly common these days to find database environments running (more...)
Today I ran into something curious, that I saw a few weeks ago on a training that I gave: the root filesystem ran full (Oracle Linux 6). At first I did not find anything that caused the problem, but the command 'df -k' indeed suggested a full root filesystem. Using 'du -sh /home/oracle' we found that that folder consumed an unreasonable amount of space. In my case today I found the same. It turns out (more...)
How many ways are there to backup a file? Copy and append .bak, .sav, .orig, etc …
I was looking for a simple, yet elegant way to do this.
Good thing for Google (disclaimer I do own the stock), I came across this blog – http://blog.justin.kelly.org.au/how-to-copy-file-and-append-current-date-in-l/
PID TTY TIME CMD
4343 pts/1 00:00:00 bash
6915 pts/1 00:00:00 ps
$ ls -l logdump*
-rw-r--r--. 1 oracle oinstall (more...)
In my previous article I started exploring the memory usage of a process on a recent linux kernel (2.6.39-400.243.1 (UEK2)), recent means “recent for the Enterprise Linux distributions” in this context, linux kernel developers would point out that the kernel itself is at version 3.19 (“stable version” at the time of writing of this blogpost).
The previous article showed that every process has its own address space, and that different (more...)
This blogpost is about finding the actual amount of memory a process is taking. In order to do so, this post dives into the memory mechanisms of Linux. The examples in this article are taken from an Oracle Linux version 6.6 server, with kernel 2.6.39-400.243.1 (UEK2). This is written with the Oracle database processes in mind, but actually uses examples of a processes running ‘cat’, which means the contents of (more...)
I’m delighted to say that this is another guest post from my good friend Nate Fuzi, who performs the same role as me for Violin but is based in the US instead of EMEA. Because he is American, Nate thinks that scones are called “biscuits”, that chips are called “fries” and that there is nothing – *nothing* – that cannot be improved with the simple addition of bacon. Clearly, something is fundamentally wrong with him (more...)
I was testing Oracle Goldengate on a non-clustered Oracle 22.214.171.124 database with ASM. With ASM, you need to have the grid infrastructure installed. The cluster ware for the single node install is called ‘oracle restart’.
The most convenient way to have Goldengate running at startup that I could find, was using the Oracle Grid Infrastructure Agents. These agents are not installed by default, you need to download these from the Oracle Technology (more...)