I ran into a situation last week where a developer complained that a query sometimes ran for 3 or more seconds but normally runs much less than 1 second. I had just been to a local AZORA user group meeting where Tim Gorman talked about using ASH to diagnose issues so Tim’s talk motivated me to find some clever way to use ASH. I had these three pairs of start and stop dates and times to (more...)
We bumped a Linux 184.108.40.206 database up to a 12 gigabyte SGA and the login time went up to about 2.5 seconds. Then a Linux admin configured 12 gigabytes of HugePages to fit the SGA and login time went down to .13 seconds. Here is how I tested the login time. E.sql just has the exit command in it so this logs in as SYSDBA and immediately exits:
$ time sqlplus / (more...)
I created a new graph in my PythonDBAGraphs to show how a plan change affected execution time. The legend in the upper left is plan hash value numbers. Normally I run the equivalent as a sqlplus script and just look for plans with higher execution times. I used it today for the SQL statement with SQL_ID c6m8w0rxsa92v. It has been running slow since 10/11/2016.
I’ve used Python to make graphs of Oracle database performance information. I put the scripts out on GitHub at https://github.com/bobbydurrett/PythonDBAGraphs. As a result I’m keeping my Python skills a little fresher and learning about git for version control and GitHub as a forum for sharing Open Source. Really, these Python scripts were an experiment. I don’t claim that I have done any great programming or that I will.
But, as I review what I have done (more...)
This year’s Oracle Open World was an exciting experience for AuraPlayer, with many flocking to our booth for live demos and attending Mia’s sessions with clients like Rogers Group Inc. We were sad that many were unable to attend the conference, so we are bringing Oracle Open World to you in our October webinar series!
In the first installment of this series, “Digital Transformation: From Legacy to Enterprise Mobility,” we will demonstrate step-by-step how best (more...)
I had worked on creating a Delphix virtual copy of our production PeopleTools 8.53 database and wanted to use ENCRYPT_PASSWORD in Datamover to change a user’s password. But I got this ugly error:
Error: Process aborted. Possibly due to JVM is not available or missing java class or empty password.
What the heck! I have used Datamover to change passwords this way for 20 years and never seen this error. Evidently in PeopleTools 8.53 (more...)
I learnt a lot from the entire Oracle Technology Network and I still do. One of the best features of OTN these days, IMHO, is the ability to download prebuilt Virtual Machines. Since I am a developer and not an administrator, I don’t like to be bothered with stuff like how much disk space do I need, how many cores should I use etc. I can just download a Virtual Box image, import it and (more...)
The aim of this post is to summarize the knowledge about the 12.1 and 12.2 adaptive query optimizer configuration that, as far as I know, is spread over a number of (too many) different sources.
First of all, let’s shortly review which adaptive query optimization features exist:
- Adaptive plans, which are only available in Enterprise Edition, include adaptive join methods (the ability to switch the join method from a nested
loops to a (more...)
Goal and warning
This blog will show how to invoke java code directly from within a Business Rules component. I didn’t manage to find this in the Oracle product documentation, which is actually a good thing. Invoking java code with business logic directly from within the Business Rules is normally bad design. The proper way to do it would be to first invoke business rules and then – depending on the outcome – invoke the (more...)
As many conferences evolve over the years, the number of sessions on offer can easily be overwhelming. I have overheard many conference attendees wrestling with their choices for what to see and which sessions to attend.
For DOAG 2016 I have a short overview with my picks and with one or two tip-sessions. I hope this helps, though it is just my personal preference of course…
Please note that this post is based on the (more...)
Just a stupid error. Posting it so that someone else googling for the same thing can get a clue.
An ASM instance running with default parameters (no pfile, no spfile). Updated spfile for the instance with asmcmd spset command and bounced crs. After reboot also, it still wasn’t using spfile. Got puzzled and checked GPnP settings again. All looked good. Then in alert log came across this
ERROR: SPFile in diskgroup <> does not match (more...)
Along with the deep learning I’ve been allowed to do about data virtualization, I’ve learned a great deal about Test Data Management. Since doing so, I’ve started to do some informal surveys of the DBAs I run into and ask them, “How do you get data to your testers so that they can perform tests?” “How do you deliver code to different environments?”
(Disclamer: any opinions expressed here are fully my own and not representative of my employer)
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Super excited to be working at Amazon on my passion which is performance data visualization and database monitoring. Suffice it to say this is the most excited I’ve been about work in my career and I’ve had ample opportunity to work on database performance in the past such as at (more...)
Just a short post to announce that I’ll be presenting an User Group Forum session. Thanks ODTUG!
“In this session learn about the new Java-based command line interface that takes advantage of Oracle SQL Developer’s scripting engine. It delivers a modern command line interface that is backward compatible with SQL*Plus but also introduces new commands and features that have been missing for a long (more...)
In Oracle 11G, DG Broker needed to be told whether the standby database was physical or logical. The command to add database in 11G was something like this:
ADD DATABASE <DB Unique Name> AS CONNECT IDENTIFIER is <TNS Descriptor>
MAINTAINED AS [PHYSICAL|LOGICAL];
Oracle 12c is definitely smarter and can figure it out on its own. The “ADD DATABASE” syntax is simpler:
DGMGRL for 64-bit Windows: Version 220.127.116.11.0 – 64bit Production
Synthetic full backup is a method for combining incremental backup into a full backup. It is not a new thing, many backup utilities can do that with file system backups. It is also well described:
However, there is only one backup suite that can do that with Oracle RDBMS: Commvault 11.
How is it done? Well, Commvault is a very well documented tool, the documentation is here:
Having take a new job at Amazon just two weeks ago and moving to Seattle (!) I didn’t have the time nor was it practical to set up Oaktable World this year. Luckily Kelly Pot’vin has taken over the mantel !
Get the info straight from the horses mouth at her blog.
The following content has been graciously supplied from Kellyn’s blog:
Oak Table World is FREE to the PUBLIC! We don’t require an (more...)